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Before the Warriors lost to the Hawks, 124-116, in a potential NBA Finals preview Friday, Kerr said he hasn’t thought ahead to his Garden night of reckoning. “Sometimes I lie to you guys when I say I haven’t thought about stuff,’’ Kerr said. “Like the Klay [Thompson]-[James] Harden thing. I’ve lied to you about five times on that. But I’m not lying this time. I haven’t thought about the Knicks at all. This is obviously the game that we’re focused on. We traveled across the country [Thursday] with the day off. The coaches watched tape on the flight. We did our walk-through this morning. And then after the game tonight, I can give you my Bill Belichick ‘We’re on to New York,’ and we’ll talk about the Knicks.’’ New York Post

February 6, 2015 Updates

Marc Stein was reporting from Atlanta today when Steve Kerr and the Warriors walked by. Kerr popped into the shot to stick his tongue out. Stephen Curry then swung his arm through the shot. Everyone is loose as a goose. The Warriors and Hawks play tonight in a match-up of the two top teams in the NBA. The Big Lead

February 5, 2015 Updates

For starters, Jackson’s championship teams in Chicago and Los Angeles were exceptional defensively. Yet, in New York all Jackson talks about is offense. And just because Jackson is married to that system, why must Derek Fisher? Jackson’s first choice to coach the Knicks was Steve Kerr, who currently owns the best record in the NBA and doesn't run the triangle. Jackson is downright sensitive to any opposing view. During the preseason, Jackson’s longtime nemesis, Jeff Van Gundy, threw Fisher a bone by saying talent wins, not a system. JVG was making it clear that you shouldn’t expect too much from Fisher until he gets players. New York Daily News

February 4, 2015 Updates
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Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr has been named NBA Western Conference Coach of the Month for January, the NBA announced today. Kerr led the Warriors to a Western Conference-best 12-3 record during the month, becoming the first Warriors head coach to win Coach of the Month honors since Don Nelson in April 2007 and joining Nelson (April 2007 & February 1989) and George Karl (March 1987) as the only coaches in Warriors history to receive the monthly accolade (the NBA began giving out the award in 1982-83). Golden State began the month with six consecutive victories and won 11 of its first 12 games in 2015, giving the team 11 wins in three consecutive months for just the second time in franchise history (1961-62). The Warriors, who led the league in scoring (116.2 points), field goal percentage (.485) and point differential (+14.0), won 12 games in the month of January for the first time since 1975-76 (12-4). The month also saw the Warriors extend their franchise-record home winning streak to 19 games (Nov. 13 – Jan. 25), winning an NBA-record 11-straight home games by at least 13 points (Dec. 22 – Jan. 23). NBA.com

And Kerr is trying to be appropriately demanding. He has the most explosive backcourt in the league in Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, and complementary pieces such as Andrew Bogut, Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes, a combination that has made the Warriors a regular season sensation. “My biggest concern as a coach,” he said, “is to not confuse winning with progress — if that makes sense. And it’s a hard message, because when you win, like, (in a couple of recent games) we’ve won by a fair margin, but I feel like we’ve regressed with our execution. We averaged 18 turnovers (in those two games), so we’ve had spells where we’ve lost our focus. “Now how do I get that message across to the team? You know, ‘Hey, guys, we’re really lacking. I know we won by 20, but we’ve got to get better.’ But that’s a dangerous thing for a team that’s got big aspirations. It’s easy to slip and not perform to your level and still win games, and then you don’t realize what’s happened. So we’re trying to stay on our guys.” Boston Herald

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