Watch Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Drain a Half-Court Shot at Practice (Video)
Over the summer, right after winning an NBA championship in his first season as head coach of the Golden State Warriors, former Chicago Bulls point guard Steve Kerr had surgery to repair a ruptured disk in his back. Initially he was supposed to be able to recover in time for the start of the 2015-16 season. However, as it turns out, there was a complication.
During the initial surgery, doctors inadvertently nicked the membrane surrounding the spinal cord without realizing it, causing a spinal fluid leak that went undetected for weeks. So in September Kerr had to go under the knife again to fix the leak, pushing his recovery time way back and leaving assistant coach Luke Walton running the show.
Fortunately, Kerr is getting stronger every day. In fact, based on this video of him nonchalantly draining a half-court shot at the Warriors’ shoot-around in Cleveland on Monday, he should be returning to the sidelines pretty soon:
— Laurence Scott (@LaurenceScott) January 18, 2016
Do Warriors fans actually want Kerr to come back? That’s another question. As you probably know, Luke Walton has done just fine as the interim coach. Under him the Warriors got off to a 24-0 start, shattering the previous NBA record for best start to a season by a whopping nine wins. And even though they’ve “stumbled” recently, losing two of their last four games to vastly inferior opponents, the Warriors are still on pace to win 74 games, which would surpass the record of 72 wins set by Kerr’s 1995-96 Bulls.
If I were a Warriors fan and Kerr decided to sit the rest of this one out, I’d be okay with that.
Hat Tip – [SB Nation]