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Players must carry even more responsibility to uphold the standard to “keep the ship sailing,” as Green put it. It’s just another lesson he learned from Michigan State coach Tom Izzo. “That’s myself, that’s Steph (Curry), that’s (Andrew) Bogut, that’s Andre (Iguodala), that’s us as leaders,” he said. “If something isn’t going right, we have to step up. At the end of the day, Luke can do it and he will do it, but anytime you can get something from another player, it’s better. Coach Izzo always had a saying, `A player-coached team is always better than a coach-coached team.’ ”
Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams expects to see head coach Steve Kerr back with the team sooner than later. “Quite frankly, he’s doing pretty well, but he’s having some headaches and some things like that that are dissipating slowly,” Adams told Sirius XM on Friday. “But I anticipate him back in the next few days, so I don’t think this is going to be a very long time period.”
Asked if Kerr would coach the season opener, Adams said, “I think without question…I think he’s going to be fine.” The Warriors announced Thursday on the third day of training camp that Kerr was taking a leave of absence to recover from two offseason back surgeries and did not provide a timetable.
When Steve (Kerr) was putting together his schemes and strategies in the preseason, did he consult with you? Mike D’Antoni: No. I talked to him a little bit when the playoffs started, but he’s a great coach and Alvin Gentry is there and he was there the whole time for everything we did in Phoenix. They knew what I was thinking and how I was thinking. They didn’t really have to.