After the immense joy caused by the title won a few days ago, the bellows are gradually beginning to fall in Golden State. The start of free agency is proving to be rather worrying for fans, who have learned of a regrettable new start in recent hours!
Damion Lee, Gary Payton II, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Nemanja Bjelica, Otto Porter Jr.: these are all members of Steve Kerr’s rotation on whom the coach will no longer be able to count next year. Determined to keep as many elements as possible during free agency, the Warriors currently present a more than mixed record. And it hasn’t worked out lately.
Two-time Warriors champion heads to Sacramento
Despite these cascading departures after the title, the Dub Nation managed to console themselves with some good moves made by the front office on the market. Besides the significant re-signing of Kevon Looney, an interesting rookie landed from the Kings. The latter, however, decided to take revenge after Shams Charania … by stealing yet another coach on the Golden State bench!
Barbosa, a two-time Warriors champion as a player and coach, has been a prominent figure in Golden State and now receives a larger role in Sacramento. https://t.co/7qDE3uAVlg
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2022
Golden State Warriors dedicated player development coach Leandro Barbosa has accepted an offer to become Mike Brown’s assistant coach at the Sacramento Kings, sources tell The Athletic and Stadium. A two-time NBA champion as a player and coach, Barbosa has been a prominent figure at Golden State, and is now getting a bigger role in Sacramento.
After Mike Brown, appointed head coach of the Kings a few weeks ago, it is therefore Leandro Barbosa who is preparing to make the short move to Sac-to. A significant loss for Steph Curry and his teammates, who have known the former Brazilian full-back for years, and with whom they had very strong ties. However, it is impossible for the former 6MOY to refuse such a promotion.
Simple shadow assistant to the Warriors, Barbosa should now be entitled to a place on the bench of the Kings. Something to imitate in a way the career of Steve Nash, who held the same position as him at Golden State before being named coach No. 1 in Brooklyn. Who knows, maybe the Brazilian Blur is secretly dreaming of such a position, for which he will already have to prove himself in his new role!
Departures follow one another at the Warriors, including within the coaching staff. New head coach of the Kings, Mike Brown has therefore decided to take Leandro Barbosa with him. Yet another ally less for Steph Curry & Co.!