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Leandro Barbosa joining Mike Brown’s coaching staff, per report

Barbosa has been a player development coach with the Warriors since 2020.
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Nov 5, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors assistant coach Leandro Barbosa stands on the court before the game against the New Orleans Pelicans at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Brown is adding Leandro Barbosa to his Sacramento Kings coaching staff according to a report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania:

Barbosa has been a player development coach with the Warriors since 2020, working alongside Mike Brown. Barbosa played in the NBA from 2003 to 2017, winning an NBA Championship as a member of the Warriors in 2015.

In his introductory press conference Mike Brown had alluded to another move or two pending in terms of finalizing his coaching staff, but the staff should be nearly complete at this point. Brown’s lead assistant, Jordi Fernandez, is currently coaching the Kings in the California Classic. The staff also includes Jay Triano, Luke Louks, and Doug Christie.

Since joining the Kings as head coach, Brown has assembled a coaching staff with a wealth of experience and with whom Brown had previously working relationships. Barbosa continues that trend, and brings championship experience as both a player and as a player development coach.

 

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July 3, 2022 10:25 am

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Brazilian Blur in da’ Kingdom!

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July 3, 2022 10:29 am

I feel like the Kings have the most assistant coaches in years. I think there are more assistant coaches this year than there have been head coaches for the Kings over the last 15 years…and that is saying something.

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July 3, 2022 10:48 am
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Here’s the list of Kings staff last year from basketball-ref:

Assistant Coaches and Staff  
Roy Rana  Assistant Coach/Chief of StaffRico Hines  Assistant Coach/Director of Player DevelopmentStacey Augmon  Assistant Coach/Player DevelopmentLindsey Harding  Assistant Coach/Player DevelopmentJoe Resendez  TrainerAlvin Gentry  Associate Head CoachDoug Christie  Assistant CoachJonah Herscu  Assistant CoachMike Longabardi  Assistant Coach

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July 3, 2022 11:01 am
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July 3, 2022 11:15 am
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I honestly wonder if it is because Brown was forced to keep Christie and Hines?

Maybe Brown agreed but got a caveat in the deal that gave him free reign in hiring coaches he actually wants?

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July 3, 2022 3:40 pm
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It felt like Joerger had a lot more asst. coaches than Brown.

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July 3, 2022 5:40 pm
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He might have?

At least he is rebuilding the majority of the coaching staff. I am sure Christie and Hines are serviceable coaches but they also come as part of the losing package.

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July 4, 2022 7:54 am

Meanwhile the Kings have poached another assistant, this time from the Jazz:

https://www.sacbee.com/sports/nba/sacramento-kings/article263151118.html

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July 3, 2022 11:19 am

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