The long-tenured coach offered that he shouldn’t worry about All-Star starters Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant, but instead aim his attention at Russell Westbrook and keep him happy in efforts to appease him.
“Maybe we’ll sing a song together,” Kerr told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne jokingly. “To be honest, I haven’t read much about it, so I don’t know what they’re saying to each other or at each other.”
“I think if anything, this might be a great opportunity to sit down and talk, but I don’t know if that’s necessarily going to happen [in New Orleans].”
Rivers’ advice was from back in his Celtics’ days, when he coached the Eastern Conference team back in the 2008 NBA All-Star Game, and gave the ball to Chris Paul, who played for the New Orleans Hornets back in the day.
Kerr isn’t facing a similar pressure, given that his team has won the three games against the Oklahoma City Thunder by an average of 21 points, and the team is extremely unlikely to try and sign Westbrook in the offseason.