HoopsHype Steve Kerr rumors

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Bogut wants to get more involved on offense, and Kerr showed him how it could be done within a new system that the rookie coach has said would include elements of the triangle. “He actually brought an iPad along to lunch and showed me actually clips of Luc Longley playing that similar type role, triangle-facilitator type of role and wanted me to be a bit more aggressive offensively and run through me a little more, so that’s always good to hear,” Bogut told the station. Longley, the first Australian to play in the NBA, was the center while Kerr played guard on the Chicago Bulls teams that won championships in 1996-98. Contra Costa Times

Bogut after a season in which he averaged 7.3 points and 10 rebounds tweeted he was “excited” to have Kerr come to visit, and the coach left a good impression. “Just a normal bloke, to be honest. He doesn’t think he’s higher or lower than anybody else. I’d say you can sit there and have beers and talk like you’ve known him for years,” Bogut said. Contra Costa Times

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Curry and Jackson forged a close bond in the three years together at Golden State. The Warriors lost an opening-round series to the Clippers in seven games, and three days later Jackson was fired. The news took Curry by surprise. “You fight so hard every day for three years with a coach that has bought into every guy in the locker room, and he did a lot for me as a player and put me in positions to be successful,” Curry said. “So you see that era end, it’s difficult for sure. “A lot happened at once. I had to take a moment to let it sink in. Honestly it still kind of hasn’t because we haven’t been together as a team in the locker room.” Charlotte Observer

Kerr has no previous head coaching experience, but Curry has talked with Kerr several times this offseason and feels confident Kerr and his staff will continue the success Jackson helped build. “Coach Kerr and our front office, I know they’re committed to winning and putting a product out there that they feel like is ready to be where the Spurs are right now,” Curry said. Charlotte Observer

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Unless the Cavaliers move quickly to hire Blatt upon meeting him, there's a strong belief within the Golden State Warriors and some close to Blatt that he'll accept a job as Steve Kerr's top assistant. Kerr seems willing to give Blatt the opportunity to push his process with Cleveland into mid-week, but it's doubtful that Kerr will go much longer than that without pushing Blatt for a commitment, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

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A source confirmed Fisher’s reported $25 million deal is inflated and contains a host of incentives. Bleacher Report stated his base salary his first year is $4 million. The Post reported Steve Kerr’s reported $25 million Golden State contract also was overstated, and he is making $4.4 million per year for five years, a total of $22 million. A source indicated that is more in line with Fisher’s base, but the important factor is the five years being tied to Jackson’s five-year contract. New York Post

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New Warriors coach Steve Kerr will travel to Australia this week for a few days to visit with center Andrew Bogut. “I’m going to try to buy him a few drinks and dinner and get in his good books,” Bogut told SportSentral radio in Australia. “He’s coming out with his missus to see myself, and I think he’s catching up with Luc (Longley).” Longley, an assistant coach with the Australian national team, played with Kerr while with the Chicago Bulls. Contra Costa Times

Steve Kerr will coach the Warriors' NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas next month for his professional coaching debut, a team spokesman said Tuesday. Kerr will lead the team during the summer league that runs from July 11-21, getting his feet wet after leaving the broadcasting booth to take Warriors job last month. Contra Costa Times

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Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt insists he has yet to receive any offers to coach in the NBA, but confirmed that there are ongoing talks with several teams and that he met new Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr last week. Blatt was unexpectedly in the US last week following the death of his father and he sat with Kerr for some 45 minutes at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday during a six-hour layover while he was awaiting his connection flight to Israel. Jerusalem Post

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