Report: Kris Weems moving to player development coach with Warriors, Seth Cooper named head coach of G League Santa Cruz
After the departures of longtime assistants like Jarron Collins and Aaron Miles during the 2021 offseason, the Golden State Warriors added new assistant coaches Kenny Atkinson, Dejan Milojevic and Jama Mahlalela.
Before the Golden State Warriors open the new 2021-22 season, there will be more coaching changes throughout the organization. After leading the Santa Cruz Warriors in the G League since 2019, Kris Weems is reportedly moving into a player development coach with the Golden State Warriors, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
With Weems moving to Golden State’s bench, Seth Cooper has been named the new head coach of the Santa Cruz Warriors.
Via @anthonyVslater on Twitter:
Coaching switch up within the Warriors: Seth Cooper is now the head coach of the Santa Cruz Warriors and Kris Weems, who was the head coach, is moving into a player development coaching role for the Warriors.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) September 10, 2021
As the head coach of the G League Warriors, Weems worked with players like Jordan Poole, Juan Toscano-Anderson and Damion Lee. All former Santa Cruz players that are currently on Golden State’s roster for the 2021-22 season. Weems will now have the opportunity to work with his former players in Golden State on Steve Kerr’s staff.
Prior to joining the SeaDubs, Cooper worked as a player development coach with the Warriors for two seasons. Cooper has G League experience, serving as the Maine Red Claws associate head coach. Maine is the G League affiliate of the Boston Celtics.