The 36-year-old Xavier product spent last season with the San Antonio Spurs and agreed to a veteran’s minimum deal with the Golden State Warriors last summer. When asked what the difference in styles the two head coaches have, West gave a unique description of how Poppovich is more of compared to his former player and also praised him for sending his message clearly to his team.
When Kerr was informed about how his team’s backup big man described him compared to the five-time champion coach, he shared a few laughs with the reporters surrounding him and called himself more balanced than his former mentor.
“I’m not that rah-rah,
“Pop gets pretty fired up sometimes, but I’m probably a little more even-keeled.”
Despite the belief of many that he is chasing a championship, West denied that before the start of this season. With the Warriors holding on to the best record in the league and looking poised for another run at winning the title, West hopes his decision to bring his talents to Oakland will pay off and that he can finally win that elusive ring.