The Golden State Warriors are looking to make their fourth straight NBA Finals and this season there are a few teams that might have something to say about that this season.
None of that matters, at least as the team gets ready to head into All-Star break. Recently the Warriors took on the young, struggling Phoenix Suns and coach Steve Kerr decided to switch things up. Instead of taking the coaching duties he gave his players the opportunity according to ESPN. Those players included Andre Iguodala, David West and Draymond Green who all pitched in for the coaching duties.
The Warriors crushed the Suns 129-83, even with Kerr kicking back and being cool. Kerr said he was tired and wanted the players to have a voice.
“I told them the other night after the last game [on Saturday] that we were going to do it, “It’s their team. I think that’s one of the first things you have to consider as a coach. It’s not your team, it’s not [general manager] Bob Myers’ team, it’s not [owner] Joe Lacob’s team — although I’m not going to tell Joe that.”
“It’s the players’ team, and they have to take ownership of it. And as coaches, our job is to nudge them in the right direction, guide them, but we don’t control them. They determine their own fate and I don’t feel like we focused well at all the last month, and it just seemed like the right thing to do. I thought they communicated really well together and drew up some nice plays, and it was a good night for the guys.”
Regardless of how you feel about this, the Warriors are that good. Now could they have done this against a Houston Rockets team, Oklahoma City Thunder, probably not, but hey this is the Warriors showing how stacked their team is and how bad the Suns are.
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