Warriors add Lindsey Hunter to coaching staff

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The Golden State Warriors have added 17-year NBA veteran, and former interim head coach of the Phoenix Suns, Lindsey Hunter, to the coaching staff. That report comes via CSN Bay Area’s Ric Bucher on Twitter.

Hunter played in the NBA as a point guard for the Bucks, Lakers, Raptors, Bulls, and most notably, the Pistons, across his career, spanning from 1993 to 2010.

He got into coaching with Chicago as a player development assistant in 2010, and in 2013, he took the same position with the Suns. After a 13-28 start to Phoenix’s 2012-2013 season, Hunter replaced Alvin Gentry as team head coach, under the interim label.

The Suns decided to go another direction in the head coaching department this off-season, bringing in Jeff Hornacek from Utah.

Hunter will bring experience and tutelage to the Dubs staff, as he will obviously work with the men running the point in Oakland; Stephen Curry, Kent Bazemore, and Toney Douglas.

Mark Jackson has a stellar group of coaches by his side on the Golden State bench, even with the loss of lead assistant Mike Malone (now the head-man in Sacramento), with Pete Myers, Darren Erman, Jerry DeGregorio, and now new the staff, the 42-year-old Hunter, and the man, the myth, the legend himself, the “White Mamba,” Brian Scalabrine.

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