Golden State Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams will be inducted into the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame tomorrow, November 3, in the 58th annual Enshrinement Awards Dinner at the Fresno Convention Center. Adams, who will be unable to attend the ceremony as the Warriors host the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena tomorrow night, will accept the honor via video message.
Currently in his third season with the Warriors and 22nd overall as an NBA assistant, Adams served as head coach of his alma mater, Fresno Pacific, from 1972-75 as well as head coach of Fresno State from 1986-90. The Laton, CA, native also served as an assistant coach at both schools in addition to stints on the bench at U.S. International, UC Santa Barbara and UNLV. Prior to joining the Warriors, Adams spent time as an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics (2013-14), Chicago Bulls (2003-08, 2010-13), Oklahoma City Thunder (2008-10), Milwaukee Bucks (1998-2003), Philadelphia 76ers (1994-96) and San Antonio Spurs (1992-94). In each of the past two seasons, Adams was voted as the best assistant coach in the league in NBA.com’s annual survey of general managers.
In addition to Adams, the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2016 includes golfer Bill Glasson, women’s basketball star Yvette Roberts, athletic trainer Paul Schecter, former NFL quarterback Billy Volek, and the 1968 Hoover High baseball team. Established in 1958, the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame honors Fresno area athletes for outstanding achievement in their sport. For more information, visit fresnoahof.org.