Lindsey Hunter’s stay in Phoenix last season didn’t exactly go as planned. He was brought in as a player development guy and was supposed to help Kendall Marshall, but there was not much in terms of players developing. Then when Phoenix cleaned house and Alvin Gentry was pushed out Hunter became the head coach… and that didn’t go much better. It was a young, immature locker room and Hunter was not in control of it.
Hopefully things go better for him in the Bay Area, because that’s where he is headed as an assistant coach, reports Ric Bucher at CSNBayArea.com.
Golden State has Mark Jackson at the top but they lost lead assistant Mike Malone (now the head guy in Sacramento). Hunter will be part of a staff that includes Pete Myers, Darren Erman, Brian Scalabrine and Jerry DeGregorio.
There are high expectations in Golden State this season after a trip to the second round of the playoffs last year — and that translates into pressure on the coaching staff. Golden State has worked hard to turn its culture around, now Jackson, Hunter and the rest of them need to find a way to get more out of this roster.