Warriors coach Steve Kerr reacts to Andre Iguodala’s trade to Heat
The Miami Heat head to the Chase Center Monday in San Francisco to take on the Golden State Warriors, which means the newest member of the Heat, Andre Iguodala, playing in his second game of the season, will be facing his former team for first time since being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in June. (Yes, there will be a tribute video). Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr spoke to the media about facing Iguodala and last week’s pre-deadline trade that sent the former from Memphis to South Beach.
Kerr on competing vs. Iguodala, “I think he landed in a great spot.”
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) February 11, 2020
Iguodala was traded to Memphis in June after a six-year run in Golden State that included the three championships and a Finals MVP award in 2015. Despite the upstart Grizzlies’s surprising position atop the race for the eight seed in the Western Conference, Iguodala had been strategically sitting out — much to the chagrin of some of the Grizzlies young players. In his first game for the Heat, Iguodala recorded two points, six boards, three assists, a block and a steal, good for a +10 in 22 minutes.
Kerr also shared a favorite Iguodala-related memory, calling his Finals MVP a “perfect bow” on that championship season.
.@warriors head coach @SteveKerr talks about one of his favorite @andre moments when he won the 2015 NBA Finals MVP. Iguodala makes his return to the Bay tonight when Heat visit Warriors at 7:30 PM. #ABC7Now #DubNation ➡️ https://t.co/onwSD4YVTd pic.twitter.com/7OZ1l2HWSW
— Chris Alvarez (@CAlvarezABC7) February 11, 2020
The Heat and the Warriors has become one of the more unlikely must-watch games of the NBA regular season due to the immensely popular Iguodala’s return to the Warriors, which is combined with the fact that Iguodala is stepping into the Warriors’ new arena after being part of five straight NBA Finals seasons in Oakland at the team’s former home, Oracle Arena.
The Heat is on… in San Francisco.
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