Golden State Hires Moncrief As Shooting Coach

Area for news articles related to the Warriors

Moderators: Mr. Crackerz, JREED, Guybrush, hobbes


All Star
Posts: 2261
Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:05 am
Location: Berkeley
Poster Credit: 1
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:55 pm
October 2, 2007 - 4:58 pm
RealGM Staff Report -
The Golden State Warriors have hired five-time NBA All-Star Sidney Moncrief as the team’s shooting coach, it was announced today by Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Mullin. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.

Moncrief, 50, had a successful 11-year NBA career from 1979-80 thru 1990-91, appearing in 767 regular-season games and averaging 15.6 points per contest, while shooting 50.2% from the field and 83.1% from the free throw line. The Little Rock, AR, native played his first 10 seasons in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks , the first eight of which (1979-80 thru 1986-87) he played under current Warriors’ Head Coach Don Nelson. During that time, Moncrief enjoyed a five-year stretch from 1981-82 thru 1985-86 in which he averaged more than 19 points per game and earned a spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star squad and was named All-NBA each season. Additionally, he was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year in both 1983 and 1984. Originally selected by Milwaukee with the fifth overall pick in the 1979 NBA Draft, Moncrief also averaged 16.0 points in 93 career playoff games. On January 6, 1990, his #4 jersey was retired by the Bucks.

This past season Moncrief served as head coach of the NBA Development League’s Fort Worth Flyers, leading the team to a 29-21 record (.580). He owns three years of NBA coaching experience, having served as an assistant coach for Nelson with the Dallas Mavericks from 2000-01 thru 2002-03, during which time the team posted seasons of 53, 57 and 60 wins. Moncrief began his coaching career as the head coach at University of Arkansas-Little Rock in 1999.


Looks like Keith Smart has some competition :!:
The Broe Knows Dont Hate....
User avatar
Hall of Famer
Posts: 18461
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:48 am
Location: Somewhere in this site...
Poster Credit: -4
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:10 pm
O.G. Broe wrote:Looks like Keith Smart has some competition :!:


Hopefully. Nellie knows him from Dallas and Moncrief was seen as an up-and-coming coaching candidate when he was an assistant with the Mavs.

His name is a lot more enticing to me than Keith Smart as future coach of the Dubs.

Of course, he's been hired only as a shooting coach, so let's not get ahead of ourselves. Time will tell if the team has any other intentions for him.
User avatar
Hall of Famer
Posts: 13536
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:03 pm
Location: Golden State
Poster Credit: 52
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:13 pm
One might argue that his defensive teachings would bennefit the team more.

The Warriors could learn a ton from Moncrief.
Image
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS DIE HARD
Image
Image
User avatar
All Star
Posts: 1266
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:50 pm
Location: Alameda
Poster Credit: 0
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:14 pm
32 wrote:One might argue that his defensive teachings would bennefit the team more.

The Warriors could learn a ton from Moncrief.


Seriously - get him teaching the perimeter players how to lock guys up. He was an above average shooter but a STUD defender. Hopefully it will at least rub off.
User avatar
Hall of Famer
Posts: 21382
Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:50 am
Location: Perth
Poster Credit: 27
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:08 pm
Great to see past players associated with Nelson working with him. A number of successful past players are now here alongside Nelson and that should only help as present players, especially the young ones, can get valuable guidance from them
Image



Image


migya make the ring fall on ya
User avatar
Franchise Player
Posts: 5756
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:40 am
Location: On the couch watching sports
Poster Credit: 0
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:28 pm
Can you imagine how much a guy like him can help Belinelli?

An awesome shooter with an awesome coach.
User avatar
Hall of Famer
Posts: 21382
Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:50 am
Location: Perth
Poster Credit: 27
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:37 pm
sfsfsfgiants wrote:Can you imagine how much a guy like him can help Belinelli?

An awesome shooter with an awesome coach.



Mitch Richmond has a position with the franchise as well so another great shooter for Belinelli to talk to
Image



Image


migya make the ring fall on ya
User avatar
Franchise Player
Posts: 5756
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:40 am
Location: On the couch watching sports
Poster Credit: 0
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:49 pm
I am excited as hell to see him play in a real game. I think that I am more looking forward to seeing him than any other player on the team.
User avatar
Hall of Famer
Posts: 21382
Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:50 am
Location: Perth
Poster Credit: 27
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:37 pm
sfsfsfgiants wrote:I am excited as hell to see him play in a real game. I think that I am more looking forward to seeing him than any other player on the team.



I am starting to be intrigued by him too but it is BWright that I'm more interested in. I didn't like the trade of JRich for him and I know of his weaknesses but thing is, he is a good fit for the team. Wright is slender and athletic, able to run and jump well. He can run the fast breaks with anyone on the team, he can block some shots and he can score a bit inside. If he really works, he could be a very good rebounder and have a pretty good jump shot. Not sure whether he'll get the chances to play much but if he does and he does well, he could be a realistic starting PF by season's end
Image



Image


migya make the ring fall on ya
User avatar
Franchise Player
Posts: 5756
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:40 am
Location: On the couch watching sports
Poster Credit: 0
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:57 pm
I like B-Wright, but he wont play much, if at all. Nellie has said that he expects little to nothing from him this year, while he expects Marco to be a major scorer.
User avatar
Hall of Famer
Posts: 13536
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:03 pm
Location: Golden State
Poster Credit: 52
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:37 am
Nelson also said that Troy Murphy would average 20 and 10 for him.

If Wright can bring something to the team, Nelson will use him. I think the idea of him bumping Harrington or Biedrins outta the lineup is a little far fetched (just as I think the idea of Belinelli starting over Ellis is ridiculous), but I can see Wright getting 8-10 minutes a game.

Tyrus Thomas only played 13 MPG for Chicago last year and look at how good he is. I'm sure Wright will probably be a situational player, too. One that, if he's on track for a 20 and 10 game, Nellie will play him.
Image
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS DIE HARD
Image
Image

Return to News Articles

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 0 guests