The Golden State Warriors wanted Steve Kerr from the start but still wondered about his ability to coach. Kerr had his own questions for the Warriors before being convinced to take the job, notably what led to the bitter divorce between the team and Mark Jackson.
People like familiarity. That’s why Steve Kerr is the new coach of the Warriors. Owner Joe Lacob has known him for 20 years. General Manager Bob Myers did business with him when he was an agent, and Kerr was the GM for Phoenix. Kerr even knows Joe’s son, Kirk, who is the Warriors assistant general manager.
The Warriors won the bidding war with the New York Knicks for Steve Kerr on Wednesday, hiring him away from the TNT broadcast table to be their coach. Kerr agreed to a five-year, $25 million deal with the Warriors, said his agent, Mike Tannenbaum.
Rather than pick apart the decision, I’d like to focus on the environment in which it was made. Warriors owner Joe Lacob spent more than 30 years in the venture capital game. He’s a partner emeritus at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a firm that is among the best-known in the VC world.
Whoever said winning cures all ills is wrong. Mark Jackson is living proof after getting the boot from the Warriors, despite 51 wins and a second straight playoff appearance.
As co-captains and team leaders, Stephen Curry and David Lee carry the loudest voices in the Golden State Warriors locker room, which is why what they said Monday is significant.
When the 2013-2014 Warriors take the floor Saturday for their do-or-die matchup with the Los Angeles Clippersit will be the first time in 37 years the Dubs have played in the most dramatic stage the NBA has to offer.
Stephen Curry scored 24 points and dished out nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors forced a decisive Game 7 by outlasting the Los Angeles Clippers 100-99 Thursday night.
After receiving a lifetime ban from the NBA, multiple media outlets reported Thursday that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has prostate cancer.
Hours after owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life, the Los Angeles Clippers returned to an energized Staples Center and beat the Golden State Warriors 113-103 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.