Steve Kerr Rumors

After practicing twice this week with Golden State’s G League affiliate in Santa Cruz, center DeMarcus Cousins isn’t necessarily close to making his Warriors debut. “That’s why we still don’t have a timetable,” Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said. “He needs to feel confident with the Achilles, his conditioning, his rhythm, his timing and everything else. We’re not going to rush him back. We’re going to help him through that process. When it happens, it happens.”
Warriors coach Steve Kerr had a theory of what went wrong on this evening. “We’re now in a place where we’re defending a title and defending a mantle that we’ve had for several years and it’s a different vibe, it’s a different feeling than when you’re on the climb like Toronto is, like Milwaukee is, like we were few we years ago,” he said. “It’s hard to get up for each game, so there’s certain nights you can just feel it. … It’s not an excuse, it’s just reality.” Durant, who was not in the most pleasant mood following the contest, was asked if he agreed with his coach’s assessment. “Nah,” he simply responded. Later, he disagreed further, saying, “They’re not an up-and-coming team. They’re here.”
Popovich’s legacy looms largest, perhaps over the league and certainly over Kerr’s whiteboard. Pop’s “Weak Roll,” a play that gets the ball moving side to side, is an absolute favorite of Kerr’s. Our scout chuckles about Kerr’s proclivity with that one. He pictures the coach rubbing his hands together in glee like Monty Burns at the mere prospect of calling this play. “Ah yes, yes, Weak Roll,” our scout intones with a grin. He’s not necessarily against the predictable nature of coaches, but he does find it amusing on occasion. “Lemme tell you something. Nobody, and I mean nobody, is a creature of habit like NBA coaches are.”