Led by peculiar quartet of coaches, Warriors douse Suns
Feb 14 2018
"It's their team. I think that's one of the first things you have to consider as a coach", Kerrsaid. It's not your team. Rather than going through his usual work coaching the team, he chose to allow his players to do the work for him. We're trying to guide them we're trying to pace them. I wasn't reaching them and we just figured it was probably a good night to pull a trick out of the hat and do something different. They determine their own fate. I don't feel like we focused well at all the last month. Cerebral veteran Andre Iguodala was given responsibility over the team's pregame shootaround. They've gotten off to particularly slow starts, which Kerr attributed to a lack of focus.
Draymond Green picked up his All-Star jersey before the game, and then grabbed a clipboard. I think we're in a good place. But I told him that I appreciate the support and the respect. Then, David West was the head coach during the next timeout.
Curry led the way - on the score sheet - with 22 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and sat out another fourth quarter.
Earlier in February, Yahoo Sports reported that Casspi could be traded due to unsatisfactory performance in three-point shots. But with James seeming like an omnipresent figure for the Cavs, some people just can't help but think that the four-time MVP also moonlights as the team's head coach and general manager.
"I don't know", Kerr said, when asked what he thought of the job they did.
Troy Daniels, the Suns' shooting guard, disagreed and snuck in an unsubtle (yet pretty effective) dig at Kerr in the process.
According to ESPN, Kerr told reporters that he spoke with Suns coach Jay Triano immediately after the game and explained that it had nothing to do with being disrespectful. He has reached the NBA Finals every year, winning two of the last three titles.