Warriors hire Jerry Stackhouse and Terry Stotts for Steve Kerr's staff

The Golden State Warriors are strengthening Steve Kerr's team next season with two experienced former head coaches.

The Warriors will hire Terry Stotts and Jerry Stackhouse as assistant coaches for next season, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

According to Wojnarowski, Stotts will serve as Kerr's executive assistant.

Stotts previously served as head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers from 2012 to 2021, while Stackhouse coached Vanderbilt from 2019 until his firing in March.

Stackhouse previously worked as an assistant for the Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors and also managed Toronto's G-League affiliate team Raptors 905 for two seasons.

Before taking the Portland job, Stotts gained experience as a head coach with the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks, and was also an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks during their 2011 championship season.

Stotts recently rejoined the Bucks as a senior assistant, but abruptly resigned before the start of the 2023-24 season after reportedly clashing with former Bucks head coach Adrian Griffin (h/t Shams Charania and Eric Nehm of The Athletic).

This is not Stotts' first time sitting on the Warriors bench. He was Mike Montgomery's assistant at the Warriors during the 2004/05 season.

Stotts will take on the role with the experience of a coach with more than 1,003 NBA games under his belt. He owns a 517-486 regular-season record and a 23-44 postseason record.

He will now succeed former senior assistant Kenny Atkinson, whose role in leading the Warriors to the 2022 title earned him a five-year contract as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Stackhouse comes to the sidelines with 162 college games of coaching experience, leading Vanderbilt to a 70-92 record in the final stretch, including a 9-23 mark last season.

With the signings of Stotts and Stackhouse, the Warriors' busy offseason continues.

After parting ways with veterans Klay Thompson and Chris Paul, the Warriors have signed guard De'Anthony Melton and forward Kyle Anderson to build another title contender around Steph Curry and Draymond Green.