Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has shared his two cents worth on the ongoing debate pertaining to the restart of the season and the faction of players who have emerged to be against the notion.
Kerr laid out the premise of the situation, and one of the most important things he pointed out is that if the NBA is unable to resume the season, a lot of players will be denied their right to earn their money from their respective basketball salaries.
“On the one hand, you've got a league that's trying to keep their business going, keep their revenue coming in,” Kerr said on a recent interview on 95.7 The Game. “You've got a players union that has a lot of players who want to make their money, and deservedly so. You know there's a very short window for a professional athlete to make his money, and a lot of guys are going to lose plenty of money if they sit out.”
Nevertheless, Steve Kerr is by no means oblivious of the sociopolitical issues that have gripped the nation of late. As a matter of fact, he has been one of the most vocal NBA personalities of late when it comes to the issue of systemic racism. The three-time NBA champion coach acknowledged the dilemma at hand but explained how he is confident that the league will be able to find an amicable middle ground between the NBA and its players — as to how it has done so in the past on multiple occasions.
“And then on the flip side of that, you've got the social and political atmosphere that we're living in right now and so there is no easy answer,” he added. “I think the only thing you can do is to do what the NBA has always done which is listen to it’s players, communicate with them, and collaborate. And I think that's one of the greatest advantages that the NBA has over the other sports is that there's been a real partnership, especially when it comes to social issues. ”
As Kerr explained above, there is no straightforward solution to the problems at hand. What's important is that the communication lines remain open and that more importantly, both parties keep an open mind.