Longtime Warriors assistant coach and defensive specialist Jarron Collins is departing Golden State in hopes of landing a head coach spot this offseason. ESPN’s Marc J. Spears provided the details on the mutually agreed upon separation.
The Golden State Warriors and longtime assistant coach Jarron Collins have mutually agreed to part ways in his quest to pursue head-coaching and associate-head-coach opportunities, he told ESPN’s The Undefeated on Monday.
Collins joined the Warriors’ staff in the 2014 offseason. In recent years, Collins has undertaken duties on the defensive side of the ball. The report from Spears highlighted Draymond Green’s praise for Collins’ work on defense.
Collins was highly respected and well-liked by the Warriors’ players. Warriors forward Draymond Green once described Collins’ defensive game plan as “[expletive] phenomenal” to the San Francisco Chronicle, while forward Marquese Chriss said it was “super beneficial” to have him in player development. Collins also developed a reputation for crafting easy-to-understand defensive game plans and his meticulous approach to watching game film.
Collins, who appeared in 542 regular season games during his playing career, last suited up as a member of the Trail Blazers in March of 2011.
You can read the full report from Spears at ESPN.