Steve Kerr discusses closing out a series
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has yet another chance to lead his team to a sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers, after a demolishing 15-0 postseason run last year came to an end with a record-breaking 25 3-pointers by LeBron James and company.
Kerr won four titles with Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls and another in his first year with the San Antonio Spurs, yet he explained that going for a second consecutive title is a different feeling as a coach, than as a player.
“When you’re a player, there’s a different level of nerves, because you’re the one performing,” said Steve Kerr. “As a coach there’s only so much you can do, so you’re nervous, but it’s a different feeling. Still a good feeling.”
“One of the great things of being in the playoffs and feeling the emotion, the ambiance — you know you’re alive. It’s an incredible thing to be a part of.”
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Kerr was later asked if he would bring any waterproof outfit for the inevitable douse if the Warriors manage to walk away victorious tonight, but the man at the helm didn’t want to speak of it.
“That’s a bad question, Melissa,” said Kerr smiling, referring to the inquiring Melissa Rohlin of the San Jose Mercury News. “Don’t jinx this, don’t ask about anything other than the game tonight.”
If these Warriors are as zoned in as his coach is, it’s only a matter of 48 minutes before they walk away with their third title in four years, having a massive collective advantage in talent over the Kyrie-Irving-less Cavaliers.