Report: Kerr, Warriors assistant DeMarco led Hield's recruitment


Report: Hield's recruitment led by Kerr, Warriors assistant DeMarco originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

The Warriors successfully landed Buddy Hield despite interest from the Los Angeles Lakers, but who ultimately led Golden State's winning pursuit of the sharpshooting guard?

The Athletic's Anthony Slater reported Wednesday that Warriors coach Steve Kerr and assistant Chris DiMarco successfully convinced Hield to join the Warriors.

DeMarco, who coaches the Bahamian national team whose star player is Hield, was trying to convince the eight-year veteran to join Golden State while both were in Spain for Olympic qualifying.

While DeMarco worked hard to convince Hield to choose the Warriors, Slater's report reveals that a phone call with Kerr took place late Wednesday night after some deliberation, and a decision was ultimately made on Thursday.

The news of the Warriors adding Hield to the team, following deals with veteran forward Kyle Anderson and two-way guard De'Anthony Melton, represents a strong comeback from the shock departure of franchise pillar Klay Thompson.

DeMarco has been with the Warriors organization since 2012, where he has worked his way up from video coordinator to assistant coach.

While he has helped shape a dynasty with his contributions behind the scenes, DeMarco's efforts in bringing in Hield can't be overlooked, especially when considering the role the sharpshooter plays in leading Golden State to prominence in the NBA.

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