Steve Kerr claims Jazz are becoming like Warriors’ championship teams
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr offered quite a compliment for the Utah Jazz after they annihilated his team, 127-108, at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Sunday. According to the multi-titled tactician, the Quinn Snyder-mentored team greatly reminds him of the Dubs’ own championship unit a few seasons ago.
“They’re where we were 3-4 years ago,” Kerr described the Jazz post-game, via Connor Letourneau of The San Francisco Chronicle.
“They’ve been good for a long time. The continuity is apparent right away. They all know each other so well. They execute their stuff beautifully,” he added.
Steve Kerr’s words are indeed one of the highest praises any team can get. After all, that Warriors dynasty was truly unstoppable at its peak and the way they played revolutionized the game today.
On Sunday, Utah certainly reminded Kerr of his old squad with their smooth and high-octane offense. Six Jazz players scored in double-figures, once again led by the brilliance of Donovan Mitchell who had 23 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and one steal in 30 minutes. The Jazz’s All-Star guard drained nine of his 18 shots and went 3-for-8 from downtown.
The Jazz even beat the Warriors at their own game, as they made 20 of their 50 total attempts from past the arc for an impressive 40 percent clip. Utah is now the hottest team in the league, winning their last eight consecutive games. The win moved them to third place in the Western Conference with a 12-4 slate. Steve Kerr’s current Warriors ensemble, meanwhile, hasn’t had the same fortunes as of late, dropping their last two contests for an even 8-8 record.