NBA Rumors: Warriors to lose coach Steve Kerr again for long stretches next season?

NBA Rumors: Warriors to lose coach Steve Kerr again for long stretches next season?

The Golden State Warriors lost Steve Kerr in long stretches last season and they could miss their head coach again in the 2016-2017 NBA Season due to a recurring back problem. Latest rumors and speculations assert that Kerr’s back injury could cause him to miss some Warriors games again as the injury is not completely healed.

Warriors general manager (GM) Bob Myers talked about Kerr’s injury and admitted that it’s still going to be a “process” for their head coach in recovering from the back problem.

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“I think he’s better than he was last year at this time, but he’s not completely bette. He’s on the mend. I think we’re still waiting for the day when he’s 100 percent. He’s in a better place, and he’s dealing with it the best he can,” the Warriors GM told

“He’s on the path to recovery, to be honest. I think he’s trending in the right direction. I will celebrate the day when it’s completely 100 percent and he feels like he did before. So I think it’s better than what you saw last year, as far as his health, but it’s still a process for him.”

Despite missing Kerr for 43 games of the 2015-2016 NBA Season, the Warriors still broke the record for most wins in a regular season finishing 73-9 last year. The Warriors lost in the NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kerr also won the NBA Coach of the Year award last year.

Without Kerr, Luke Walton was the interim head coach but the wins were credited to Kerr because of NBA rules. Walton has joined the Los Angeles Lakers this summer and if Kerr misses time again, they will go with assistant coaches Mike Brown or Jarron Collins.

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With NBA rumors of Steve Kerr missing games again next season, it’s interesting to see how the Warriors will play especially because they have a new roster with the arrival of Kevin Durant.

If Kerr misses games again, can the Warriors survive it like they did last season?

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