Report: Assistant Beyer leaving Kings for Pelicans job initially appeared on NBC Sports activities Bayarea
Luke Walton must fill a gap on his teaching employees.
Bob Beyer, who spent the 2019-20 NBA season as an assistant coach for Walton, is becoming a member of Stan Van Gundy’s employees with the New Orleans Pelicans, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Saturday, citing sources.
Sacramento assistant Bob Beyer is becoming a member of Stan Van Gundy’s teaching employees in New Orleans, sources inform ESPN. Beyer had been with SVG on his staffs in Orlando and Detroit.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 31, 2020
This will probably be Beyer’s third tour of responsibility working for Van Gundy, who he beforehand labored for in Orlando (2007 to 2012) and Detroit (2014 to 2018).
Between stints with Van Gundy, Beyer labored as an assistant for the Warriors in 2012-13 and the Charlotte Bobcats in 2013-14.
Beyer got here to the Kings from the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder, the place he spent one season as an assistant coach for Billy Donovan.
With Beyer reportedly leaving the Kings, Walton’s employees consists of affiliate head coach Alvin Gentry and assistant coaches Jesse Mermuys and Roy Rana. Sacramento additionally has 5 assistant coaches for participant growth and one advance scout/assistant coach.
Bob Beyer’s departure for New Orleans, per ESPN, is the second from Luke Walton’s employees, following Igor Kokoskov. Beyer was credited for his work when the Kings performed a few of their greatest protection. Alvin Gentry replaces Kokoskov. Curious as to how Walton handles this loss.
— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) October 31, 2020
Van Gundy lately was employed by the Pelicans after they fired Gentry following his fifth season as head coach.
It stays to be seen if Walton and new common supervisor Monte McNair will promote a participant growth coach to assistant or rent a extra skilled coach from outdoors the group.