Aug. 7, 2011
STANFORD, Calif.- Former Cardinal standout Kris Weems has beeen named to the coaching staff of the Golden State Warriors and will serve as an assistant coach/player development for next season, as announced by first-year head coach Mark Jackson.
Weems has spent the better part of the last 15 years immersed in the Bay Area basketball scene, beginning with a successful playing career at Stanford from 1996-99. The Kansas City, Kansas, native helped guide Stanford to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the 1998 Final Four. Weems was a two-time All-Pac-10 selection, earning First Team honors in 1998 and Honorable Mention accolades in 1999.
In 124 career games, Weems averaged 10.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists. His 201 career three-pointers and 509 three-point attempts both rank fifth on Stanford's all-time list.
After graduating with a degree in sociology in 1999, Weems played one season of professional basketball with Hapoel-Tel Aviv in Israel before re-joining Stanford's basketball program and athletic department for six years.
Most recently, Weems served as the head varsity basketball coach at Menlo School in Atherton. In seven seasons as the head coach at Menlo School (2004-2011), Weems led his teams to seven Central Coast Section postseason appearances, five league championships and three appearances in the Northern California bracket of the CIF State Championships.
For the past two seasons, Weems has also served as a college basketball analyst for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, providing color commentary for Pac-10 and West Coast Conference telecasts.