Leandro Barbosa is leaving the Golden State Warriors to take a job with the Sacramento Kings.
Barbosa, a player development coach with the Warriors, is expected to join Mike Brown’s newly assembled staff in Sacramento as an assistant coach, a league source told The Sacramento Bee.
Barbosa, 39, was born in Brazil. He came into the NBA as the No. 28 pick in the 2003 draft. Barbosa spent 14 seasons in the NBA with the Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics and Warriors.
Barbosa averaged 10.6 points while shooting 45.9% from the field and 38.7% from 3-point range over 850 career games. He was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2007.
Barbosa won an NBA championship with the Warriors in 2015. He returned to Golden State in September 2020 as a player mentor coach and was still part of the staff when the Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics in six games to win another NBA title in June.