41-year-old Brazilian basketball player Leandru Barboza In his 14-year NBA career, he played for teams such as Phoenix’s Dog, Toronto’s Raptors, Indians’ Pacers, Boston’s Celtics and Golden State’s Warriors. Becoming an NBA champion in the 2015 season. The athlete spent last season in Brazil, but the season was interrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Barboza and his wife also became infected with Covid-19, but have successfully recovered.
It has become known that Barboza has decided to end her career as a basketball player and will join Steve Kerr and GoldenState’s “Warriors” coaching staff as an assistant coach. The former athlete has expressed joy about joining the Warriors: Steve is my friend and has been my coach. When he was general manager in Phoenix, we had a good relationship and talked from time to time. Steve asked me what I would like to do at the end of my career and replied that my desire was to be an assistant coach, not a head coach. In this position I can communicate more with the players and also teach and think that I have the necessary qualities to do it. I was offered and, after talking to my family, I agreed. Here I feel like a family member. If a good organization is established, there is also a successful team and achievements. ” More serious negotiations about Barbosa’s accession began after the announcement of the end of the basketball player’s career a week ago. The main responsibilities will be working with players during and outside training.
The former basketball player, 35 years old, will also return to the team Sean Livingston, becoming Director of Team Affairs, reports “The Athletic”. An official announcement is expected today. During his career, he has represented NBA teams such as the Clippers of Los Angeles, the Heat of Miami, the Thunder of Oklahoma, the Wizards of Washington, the Hornets of Charlotte, and the Bucks of Milwaukee. Cleveland “Cavaliers”, Brooklyn’s “Nets” and Golden State’s “Warriors”. With the team, he became the NBA champion three times in five years. Prior to the 2019/2020 season, Livingston announced the end of its athlete career.
“I want to serve people. I want to help others.” – @ShaunLivingston
This is the core of why Livingston decided to join the @warriors’ front office.
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