His position with the Suns will be Blake’s first full-time coaching job. Green just finished his third season coaching for the Warriors. Williams carries that weight because of his time with New Orleans as well as stops as an assistant on top-level playoff teams. Join our linker program. A sharp-shooter during his career, Blake was hired by the Trail Blazers as a coaching intern in 2017, the same team which he had three stints with throughout his playing days. Phoenix named Ryan Frazier, a former video/player development assistant with the Milwaukee Bucks, as the head video coordinator. https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/PHO/coaches.html Green spent his first seven seasons in Philadelphia before joining the Hornets and then played for the Hawks and Clippers before ending his career with the Magic. Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. He is joined by Ben Strong, who was on the player development staff in Philadelphia last season. Nelson was lured from Phoenix to New Orleans by former Suns executive David Griffin, the Pelicans’ new general manager. We present them here for purely educational purposes. “He has a great pedigree. This season, Green was officially listed as a player development coach for the Warriors, and closely worked with DeMarcus Cousins during the big man’s recovery from a torn Achilles tendon. Three seasons seems a short time to go from player development practitioner to lead assistant if that is indeed the position for which he is being considered in Phoenix, but it’s not out of the ordinary for Warriors coaches to jump up more rapidly because of the prolific success of the team. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. • April 11, 2019: The Suns announced that James Jones is the team's permanent general manager going forward with this season, with co-interim general manager Trevor Bukstein being demoted back to his prior assistant general manager role and Jeff Bower being named senior vice president of basketball operations. Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams has filled out his coaching staff with a diverse group of assistants. He was promoted to the Thunder staff in 2014 under then head coach Scott Brooks and worked with Williams under current Oklahoma City head coach Billy Donovan in 2015-16. Green’s time with the Warriors runs the gamut of experiences for an assistant coach. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. Adding Green to a list that already reportedly included Steve Blake shows the continuing focus on experienced winning players that Jones and Williams are trying to cultivate in Phoenix. In August of 2016, Green was added to Steve Kerr’s staff in Golden State. He relates to players and he’s learning from one of the best in our business with Steve.