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February 2, 2015 Updates

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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Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr and his staff will coach the Western Conference All-Stars for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 15, at Madison Square Garden in New York, the NBA announced today. Kerr, in his first season as an NBA head coach, is Golden State’s first All-Star head coach since Don Nelson earned the honor in 1992. Kerr’s staff consists of Alvin Gentry, Ron Adams, Luke Walton, Jarron Collins and Bruce Fraser. NBA.com

The typically mild-mannered point guard got involved in a rare altercation before finishing with 22 points and 10 assists, and the Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 126-113 on Wednesday night for their franchise-record 17th straight home win. Curry, who already had a technical foul, ran at Trevor Ariza after the Rockets forward bumped him on the way down court early in the third quarter. Curry had to be held back by teammate Draymond Green, and officials called a technical foul on Ariza following a video review. "That's about as mad as I've seen him," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of his star guard. USA Today Sports

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