January 8, 2009
Sidney Moncrief Accepts Position With Beijing Ducks
Warriors Assistant Coach To Serve As Consultant To Chinese Basketball Association Team

Sidney Moncrief will serve as a consultant with the Beijing Ducks and cease his duties with the Warriors immediately.

Golden State Warriors assistant coach Sidney Moncrief has accepted a position with the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association, the team announced today. Moncrief, who became a full-time assistant coach with the Warriors this past summer, will cease his duties with the team immediately.

Moncrief, 51, will serve the Ducks as a Consultant, which will entail various responsibilities, including the mentoring of the team’s coaching staff.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for me,” said Moncrief. “I have worked with members of the Chinese Basketball Association in the past and look forward to expanding my horizons and sharing my basketball knowledge. I certainly enjoyed my time with the Warriors organization and, obviously, owe a great deal of thanks and gratitude to Don Nelson, who has been a friend, mentor and associate of mine for the last 30 years. He’s opened up many doors for me following my playing days and we will always remain close.”

A five-time NBA All-Star during his 11-year NBA career, Moncrief originally joined the Warriors as a Shooting Coach prior to the 2007-08 campaign.

“I’m really happy for Sidney as he begins a new chapter in his life,” said Nelson. “He’s been a special person in my life dating back to his rookie season in Milwaukee in 1979. He’s bright, hard-working, understands the nuances of game and will be a big asset to the team in Beijing. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
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