The Lakers had received permission from the Warriors to speak with Adams about the possibility of joining Frank Vogel's staff, but no official offer was made, according to a league source.
Adams has been a key assistant coach for the Warriors. He just finished his fifth season on Steve Kerr's staff and 25th season overall as an NBA assistant coach.
The Lakers still are searching for coaches to join assistants Jason Kidd and Lionel Hollins.
ESPN's Dave McMenamin contributed to this report.