SAN FRANCISCO – Warriors Gaming Squad (WGS), the NBA 2K League affiliate team of the Golden State Warriors, has hired Jordan Ross as head coach, the team announced today. Ross replaces Mike Newton who spent four seasons with Warriors Gaming Squad and led the team to two finals appearances, a 99-49 record, and a 2023 NBA 2K League Championship.
Ross enters his fifth season as a NBA 2K League head coach after serving as the Gen.G Tigers of Shanghai’s coach for four seasons. During his tenure with Gen.G, he obtained a 71-57 career record and led the Tigers of Shanghai to the playoffs in 2022 and 2023.
“We think Jordan is the perfect fit to lead our team,” said Warriors Gaming Squad General Manager Rustin Lee. “He has a wealth of NBA 2K League knowledge, stemming from his playing days, analyst days and prior experience as a 2K coach. He’s established numerous relationships around the league and communicates well with players, so we’re happy to have him.”
Prior to coaching in the NBA 2K League, Ross went undrafted in the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft. He went on to serve as a senior analyst, covering the NBA 2K league for DIMER 2K before joining Gen.G during the team’s inaugural season in 2020. Ross received a Recording Arts degree from The Los Angeles Film School and currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Founded in 2018, Warriors Gaming Squad is the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors. WGS earned their first-ever NBA 2K League Finals berth in 2020 and in 2019 became the first team in league history to win multiple tournaments in the same season. For more information on Warriors Gaming Squad, visit @WarriorsGaming on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and NBA2KLeague.com.
The NBA 2K League launched in 2018 and features the best NBA 2K players in the world. Each of the league’s 25 teams features five players who compete as unique characters against the other teams in a mix of tournaments and playoff games. The NBA 2K League was co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.