Warriors coach Steve Kerr admits it ‘feels like the end of our season’
The NBA would still ideally like to finish off the 2019-20 regular season in some capacity rather than jumping directly into postseason play (if and when the league is able to return at all), but Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is essentially operating as if his team’s watch has ended.
Kerr acknowledged that a recent Zoom call with Warriors players felt like an exit meeting:
‘”It feels like the end of our season. … We’re staying in touch with our guys, but it definitely feels like the season is done for us.” Kerr said, according to Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle.
On April 22, the three-time champion head coach expressed his hope that the NBA can find a way to crown a champion, despite his Dubs being out of contention for the first time since he’s been in charge. Even if the playoffs aren’t what they usually are, Kerr would like to see something:
“We can have some competition that would allow the teams that are clearly the best teams in the league to compete against each other, I know it’s not the same thing, but if that’s the best we could do at minimum, it would be great to be able to do that” Kerr told ESPN.
With injuries to Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry and the loss of Kevin Durant, Golden State plummeted to the bottom of the standings in the Chase Center’s inaugural campaign. They’re expected to be right back in championship contention next season with a fully healthy roster and potentially a top draft pick in tow.