Draymond Green: Warriors not expecting Steve Kerr to return

Ross Houston
May 4, 2017

"That's the way we're approaching this thing".

Brown couldn't keep it up with the joke, although when encouraged by a media member that he should take the credit, he picked it back up.

So as Kerr and the Warriors were searching for a replacement for Luke Walton on Kerr's staff last summer, experience was a must. The Warriors do not expect Kerr to return to the sidelines before the end of the season, Green told Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle.

LIKE A JOURNALIST: When Brown was asked about how head coach Kerr has given him "ownership" of the team while Kerr sits out with his health issues, Brown compared it to a journalist working with an editor. "They know who they are".

Kerr coached the first two games of Golden State's four-game sweep of the Blazers in the first round before taking an indefinite leave of absence.

"That's what I was brought here to do", Adams said after practice Wednesday. "You appreciate that. You know that, at any time over the course of a game - especially if it's a close game - he's not going to be rattled". And, so far, things have gone just fine, as the Warriors have won all three games they've played with Brown at the helm - including Tuesday's 106-94 victory over the Jazz.

"Being here for the year has helped out", Brown said. Kerr's back problems have persisted and, once again, forced him to hand over his clipboard to one of his assistants.

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has ruled himself out indefinitely, as he struggles with the complications and side effects that have come along with back surgery. It's like a player going down.

Kerr was not in attendance for Game 1, but Brown says the two have been in constant contact so much so that Brown became alarmed this morning when he could not get a hold of Kerr on Wednesday morning. I'm sure you miss him on a lot of levels and that's no disrespect to Mike.

"It's like you guys", Brown said, referring to the assembled reporters, beginning an example about Kerr's approach to the job.

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