Ron Adams

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Ron Adams
Boston Celtics
Assistant coach
Personal information
Nationality American
Career information
College Fresno Pacific (1965–1969)
Career history
As coach:
1969–1972 Fresno Pacific (assistant)
1972–1975 Fresno Pacific
1977–? Fresno State (assistant)
? UC Santa Barbara (assistant)
? UNLV (assistant)
1986–1990 Fresno State
1992–1994 San Antonio Spurs (assistant)
1994–1996 Philadelphia 76ers (assistant)
1998–2003 Milwaukee Bucks (assistant)
20032008 Chicago Bulls (assistant)
20082010 Oklahoma City Thunder (assistant)
20102013 Chicago Bulls (assistant)
2013–present Boston Celtics (assistant)

Ron Adams is an American basketball coach. He currently serves as an assistant to Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens.[1]

Adams has previously held coaching positions with Fresno Pacific University, UC Santa Barbara, Fresno State University, UNLV, the San Antonio Spurs, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Chicago Bulls, and the Oklahoma City Thunder.[2][3] He has also coached professional basketball in Belgium, consulted and coached with the Canadian national basketball program, in Japan with two clubs, and with the Belgian Basketball Federation.

On September 19, 2011, Adams was inducted into the Fresno Pacific University Athletic Hall of Fame. Adams played basketball at Fresno Pacific (1965-69) and began his coaching career there as well (1969-74).[4]

Adams is considered one of the top defensive coaches.[5]

On August 21, 2013, he joined the Boston Celtics as an assistant coach for the 2013–14 season.[1]


  1. ^ a b Celtics Finalize Coaching Staff
  2. ^ Ron Adams becomes an assistant with Thunder
  3. ^ Mayberry, Darnell (July 12, 2010). "Thunder notebook: Nick Collison on Ron Adams' departure: "It's a big loss for us"". The Oklahoman. Retrieved July 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ Ron Adams Hall of Fame Speech
  5. ^ Baldwin, Mike (February 3, 2009). "NBA: Ron Adams considered one of top defensive coaches". Retrieved August 13, 2013. 

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