LAS VEGAS – Golden State Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams is the winner of this year’s Tex Winters Assistant Coach Lifetime Impact Award presented by the National Basketball Coaches Association.
Adams has spent more than 50 years in coaching and is entering his 30th year at NBM. He is known as a defensive mastermind and player-development guru and has long been one of the game’s most distinguished assistants.
“Ron Adams makes it all a great coach,” Indiana Pacers NBCA president Rick Carlisle said Tuesday. “He loves to teach, has excellent basketball IQ, hard work ethic, intense loyalty and a heartfelt love of the game.”
Adams has been a part of the Warriors’ four NBA titles in the last eight seasons. He has also served at NBA level, including San Antonio, Philadelphia, Portland, Milwaukee, Chicago, Oklahoma City and Boston.
“Many great people, teachers and coaches have helped shape my career,” Winter said. “Your suggestions, encouragement and corrections are invaluable and I am grateful beyond words.”