Barbosa, Livingston to join Warriors staff

Barbosa, Livingston to join Warriors staff

Former NBA guard Leandro Barbosa has retired from playing professional basketball and will join Steve Kerr's staff with the Golden State Warriors as a player-mentor coach.

Barbosa, who played 14 years in the league, and most recently was playing professionally in Brazil before the COVID-19 pandemic cut his team's season short, won a championship with the Warriors in 2014-15 and is excited to be reunited with Kerr and several of his former teammates.

Former Warriors guard Shaun Livingston will also join GM Bob Myers staff as director of team affairs and player engagement, a league source confirmed Monday night. The Athletic earlier reported the news of Livingston's addition to the staff.

Source: Nick Friedell of ESPN

ANALYSIS: Leandro Barbosa has officially retired from playing professional basketball, as he was last playing in Brazil before the COVID-19 outbreak ended their season. Barbosa will come back to the NBA though, as a player-mentor coach for Golden State Warriors. The veteran guard played for the Warriors and was apart of the 2014-2015 championship run. Shaun Livingston will also join the Warriors staff as director of team affairs and player engagement. Livingston won three championships and played a big role for the Warriors during his time with the team.

Barbosa and Livingston have a great relationship with Steve Kerr and that played a major factor in their decision to pursue coaching positions with the Warriors.

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