Steve Kerr Rumors
Every day, it’s been a little bit more progress for Kevin Durant and his rehabbing left knee. On Thursday, with the Warriors back practicing in Oakland after their recent road trip, Durant wore a game-like knee brace under his tights and tested his healing MCL sprain and bone bruise in team drills for the first time. “Did a little bit more today, went through some 5-on-0 stuff, some lateral movement,” Steve Kerr said. “Seems like he makes a new stride each day. It’s a good sign.”
Tim MacMahon of ESPN passed along comments from the reigning Coach of the Year about potential solutions for resting players in nationally televised games, a hot-button topic. “I wouldn’t be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own salary, but it’s something that everyone would have to agree to,” Kerr said. “I think even just going down to 75 games, I think that would make a dramatic difference in schedule. Now I don’t see that happening because there is money at stake for everybody.”
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is supportive of a recent NBA memo that warned of “significant penalties” for teams that don’t provide adequate notice to the league, their opponent and media when planning to rest marquee players.
“I thought it was smart,” Kerr said 90 minutes before tip-off of Golden State’s Tuesday night game against the Mavericks. “This is something that every organization needs to partner together with the league and our broadcast partners to figure out what’s best for everybody. We all have the same interests at heart.”
Though he admitted it’s unlikely, Kerr said that he “wouldn’t be opposed” to trimming the NBA’s 82-game regular season. “I think even just going down to 75 games, I think that would make a dramatic difference in the schedule,” Kerr said. “Now, I don’t see that happening, because there’s money to be made for everybody, but I do think there’s a way for this to be remedied. Maybe not remedied, but I think it can be dramatically helped with what the league is working on next year.”