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February 11, 2015 Updates

Warriors coach Steve Kerr treated his weary team to a surprise "practice" at a nearby bowling alley Tuesday on the eve of the final game before the All-Star break at Minnesota. The Warriors' camaraderie and competitiveness remained on display. Stephen Curry danced in celebration after tossing a strike. Harrison Barnes talked trash on Twitter after rolling a 203, a score that teammate Justin Holiday didn't come close to matching. "Practice would have been a complete waste of time, but we didn't want them sitting around the hotel all day either," Kerr said, citing the mental fatigue for a team with a 41-9 record. Oakland Tribune

February 10, 2015 Updates

But Stoudemire starred under Alvin Gentry in Phoenix… when Kerr was the GM there… and I think both men might be able to see a back-up 4/5 role for Stoudemire with the Warriors if he was interested in coming for a playoff sprint. San Jose Mercury-News

Kerr still can't believe how fast things have come together with the Warriors. After all, he worked as a broadcaster during All-Star weekend the last four years. Now he'll be the game's first rookie coach since Indiana's Larry Bird in 1998, and he's hoping it's the first of many more appearances. "My goal is to someday become Phil Jackson and complain about having to coach the All-Star game," Kerr said, chuckling. "But I'm not there yet." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

February 8, 2015 Updates
February 7, 2015 Updates

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
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
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

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