I thought Kerr looked more enthusiastic at times this season than he did during some of the dynasty era, when he was battling the intense headaches and other issues related to his botched 2015 back surgery and had to deal with the drama and tension of the last few seasons. This season, he could just coach. And Kerr is also just feeling better and better more than four years after the intense pain and dizziness caused him to miss 43 games during the 2015-16 season and 11 playoff games in 2017. “I’m good, I’m good,” Kerr said. “I haven’t missed a game now in like, three years I think. It’s been a long time. I love coaching and I love what I do. I look forward to being in the gym every day.
So, for the most part, I’m doing much, much better and consistently feel pretty good. Not 100 percent, but when you’re 54 and got the mileage I have, probably never going to be 100 percent, that’s just the way it is. All in all, I feel pretty good and really happy to be out there night after night.”