Adams Holds Court
Ron Adams (BA ’69), defensive coordinator for the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, came home to visit September 9, 2017, for a reunion of men’s basketball alumni, coaches, ball boys and stats keepers from 1970-73. Becoming assistant coach after graduation, Ron was head coach of Fresno Pacific 1972-75, as well as head coach of Fresno State 1986-90. The Laton, CA, native also served at U.S. International, UC Santa Barbara and UNLV. Prior to joining the Warriors, Ron was with the Boston Celtics (2013-14), Chicago Bulls (2003-08, 2010-13), Oklahoma City Thunder (2008-10), Milwaukee Bucks (1998-2003), Philadelphia 76ers (1994-96) and San Antonio Spurs (1992-94). Ron has been voted best assistant coach in the league in NBA.com’s annual survey of general managers three times, and inducted into the FPU Athletic Hall of Fame and the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame. Ron was the subject of a New York Times profile in February.