The All Blacks assistant coach's comments over the Counties-Manuaku centre's place in Ireland's side touched a raw nerve with Joe Schmidt.
The All Blacks coach has never been accused of giving the media too much information, but that’s exactly what he did when explaining why a player missed training in Dublin.
Adams told David Fizdale to take former OKC player Enes off the court during their NBA match because "he can't play defence".
Aaron Smith is set to make history in Dublin, along with locking combination Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock.
The Blues announced today that MacDonald will be in charge with Umaga staying on as a defensive coach.
Halfback said he'd "missed" the bombshell the Warriors dropped when they said he could explore his options elsewhere.