Consider: Since the start of the 1995-96 season, nine of the 10 best teams in offensive efficiency were either the mid-’90s Bulls (where Kerr played), the Nash-led Suns (where Kerr managed) or Kerr’s modern-day Warriors. Kerr’s basketball journey weaved through offensive greatness, and then he built his own. “It was like it was destiny to have Steve come in and try to coach that way,” says Luke Walton, former Warriors assistant coach, “because they were built to play that way.”
October 20, 2017 | 9:05 pm EDT Update
Smith tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in August 2015, the summer before his senior year of high school. He experienced swelling in the knee after shootaround Friday, and the decision was made to not start him less than an hour before the game.