HoopsHype Steve Kerr rumors

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The Warriors are second to only the Sixers in turnovers per game, throwing the ball all over the building when at their worst. For a team that shoots as well as Golden State does, those empty possessions are often the difference between an easy game and stress-building, one-possession games. "Most of those turnovers are coming in the first two passes of a possession," Kerr said. "So it's the decision making. It's not that we're passing so much that we're overpassing. Most of our turnovers are just rebound, throw it out of bounds, or one dribble, and throw it off somebody's foot. So we're just trying to get better execution-wise, and it's going to come." NBA.com

Kerr implemented Carroll's practice of playing loud music during practice for the Warriors. "What I found in my career was, there's 82 games, hopefully more," Kerr said. "Every day can't be the same. Phil Jackson was great with that, and Pop. You didn't know what to expect each day. So I learned that from Phil and Pop. There was some music playing in Seattle [at practice], and I talked to Pete about that. He said, 'You know, it's food for the soul, and the players love it.' "And if you can do it at the right times, where they can still focus, that's important. Because the game is not played in a silent gym. It's played with pressure, and with noise. So the music can serve as a stimulant, as a motivator, but also as a distraction. Can you focus through that?" NBA.com

Most days rap wins the day, though Wednesdays are reserved for rock and heavy metal (and thus called "White Boy Wednesdays"). "I have to get on him a little bit to widen his arsenal of music," Bogut said, laughing. "No one will like it [but] I want my day. I listen to a lot of old rock and roll, old school rock and roll, some late '70s, '80s rock, [Bruce] Springsteen. And I listen to a bunch of Croatian music. I definitely can't put the Croatian on, because people will stop practicing and leave the gym. But I think the rock might pass." NBA.com

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But after choosing to spurn Jackson and what he’s trying to build at The Garden to instead choose to replace Mark Jackson and coach Stephen Curry and the Warriors, Kerr hasn’t looked back and hasn’t considered what it would have been like to work for one of his mentors. “I’ve been so busy, and I’m so happy here that I don’t give it much thought,” Kerr told The Post after practice Friday at the team’s Oakland, Calif., facility. “At the time, I knew my heart was here, in Golden State and in California.” New York Post

“My family is all here,” Kerr said. “New York would have been a world away from my family, from my roots, and really the attraction was to work with Phil. “That’s what made it such a difficult decision, but ultimately I knew, in my gut, that this was where I belonged, and I haven’t looked back.” New York Post

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"In training camp, we did basic fundamentals," Bogut said. "We did dribbling drills. We did pivot drills. We did jump-stop drills. I'm talking like grade-school stuff. And some guys thought it was stupid, but I think it's just that attention to detail. He knew last season that we were horrible at turning the ball over, so he was all about, 'If you're double-teamed, do a jump-stop, get to your pivots.' We actually do that stuff. It's monotonous to some guys, because you're a pro and you're like, 'Holy (expletive), this is lame.' But I knew right away that he didn't care what guys thought. He was like, 'We're going to do this.' " That approach extended past training camp and into the regular season, too. "Last season, we didn't practice a lot," Bogut said. "Every coach is different, and coach Jackson liked us to be fresh for games and have fresh legs. We came in, did what we needed, scouted and got out of there. (Now) we're doing a little more with coach (Kerr). Like I said, the fundamental stuff … That worked for us last season. This season, they're different. They want to make sure we stay on the fundamentals and that kind of stuff." USA Today Sports

TNT analyst-turned-Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr learned that the hard way early on, when those middle-of-the-night bathroom breaks that used to briefly interrupt his peaceful slumber became the unintentional tip-offs to some very long and intense days. "I hate to go into detail, but I'm 49, so every night I wake up at 3:30 (a.m.) to take a pee, like most 49-year-olds," Kerr told USA TODAY Sports this week. "And when I was a broadcaster, I went right back to sleep. Now it's 'What plays should we run? What about this? What about that?' "It's getting better. I'm much more comfortable with the (coaching) routine, and so I have actually been sleeping better. I've definitely been sleeping better the past few days, since we've been winning. But we haven't had a loss yet. As soon as that happens, I'm sure I'll feel it." USA Today Sports

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Has head coach Steve Kerr talked to you about your role?: “Coach Kerr is actually kind of weird toward me, so I don’t know. He’s a little weird, man. He doesn’t talk to me, at all. No, we’ve spoken. We’re just talking basketball. He’s a smart guy, who knows the game. I think I’m a smart guy, who knows the game. We throw a lot of things around about past basketball when he played, present basketball and the future of the game. We throw all type of things around.” San Francisco Chronicle

The Warriors' Andre Iguodala has never once come off the bench in his 10-year NBA career, but coach Steve Kerr is open to the idea of having the forward do so this season. Kerr likes Iguodala in the point-forward role, especially while the team is missing Shaun Livingston and looking for a ball-handler for when Stephen Curry is not on the court. So the coach had Iguodala come off the bench in Sunday's blowout exhibition win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Oakland Tribune

Iguodala, who played wearing a mask over a broken nose, responded to being replaced by Harrison Barnes in the starting lineup by racking up eight assists without committing a turnover. "It's just growing up, being smart about the situation," Iguodala said Tuesday. "You could do the opposite and kind of just tank it just to say that it's wrong. But like I said, our whole focus with this team is to try to continue to improve and make the most out of our unit, and we have so much depth, there are opportunities for us to get where everybody wants to be." Oakland Tribune

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