Ron Adams - Assistant Coach
Ron Adams enters his first season as an Assistant Coach with the Boston Celtics. He was named to the position on August 21, 2013. Adams spent the previous three seasons as an assistant coach with the Chicago Bulls. Adams rejoined the Bulls after spending two seasons (2008-10) with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Adams’ first stint with Chicago was as an assistant coach (2003-08) and as a special assignments scout (2008).
While as an assistant coach with the Bulls, Adams helped guide the Bulls to two sets of three consecutive playoff appearances (2004-07, 2010-13). Adams has also held assistant coaching stints with the Milwaukee Bucks (1998-2003), San Antonio Spurs (1992-94) and the Philadelphia 76ers (1994-96). He also served as a player personnel scout for the Portland Trail Blazers (1996-98).
Prior to his work in the NBA, Adams coached at the collegiate level as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Fresno Pacific University in 1969 and was promoted to head coach in 1972. He also served assistant coaching stints at U.S. International, University of Cal-Santa Barbara, Fresno State University and University of Nevada-Las Vegas. He was head coach at Fresno State during a second tour of duty from 1986-90. Adams has also coached professional basketball in Belgium, consulted and coached with the Canadian National basketball program and two Japanese professional basketball clubs, as well as the Belgian Basketball Federation.
Adams graduated with a degree in History and Political Science from Fresno Pacific University in 1969 and received a master’s degree in Physical Education from Fresno State in 1974. He and his wife Leah, have two children, Jerid and Hayley.