Willie Green, a former NBA player, is now added to the Golden State Warriors coaching staff.He is expected to be a shooting coach for the team having a decent 34.6 career three-point percentage from the field.
The transaction was first announced by Shams Charania of The Vertical on his Twitter account. Green will now have a job as an assistant coach for Steve Kerr in the talented Warriors team. This move by the Warriors Management in the coaching staff was the second this off-season.
The team earlier added former Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown. Brown was notable in his time in Cleveland where he led the team to the 2007 NBA finals. He is also the 2009 NBA coach of the year for the Cavaliers. Brown was added to replace the spot of former Warriors top assistant coach, Luke Walton, who is now the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.
At 35-years-old, Green did not play for a team last season. He last played for the Orlando Magic in the 2014-2015 season. This decision by Willie is a little bit surprising since he did not announce his retirement yet.
There is a report last year in April that suggests that Green is not favoring retirement. Instead, he stated that he has plans to play for two more seasons in the league. But the deal that he agreed with the Warriors may have just ended that thought of still playing.
Green was a 12-year NBA veteran who earlier played for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Hornets, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers and the Orlando Magic. His memorable season came in 2007-2008 when he played for the Sixers in which he averaged a career high of 12.3 points per game.
Photo courtesy: Michael Tipton/Flickr