Steve Kerr gives rosy update on his health after past issues
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has himself been battling with a number of health issues over the past years. He has, however, provided us with an optimistic update about how he’s doing health-wise at this point.
“I’m good, I’m good,” the Warriors coach said, via The Athletic’s Tim Kawakami. “I haven’t missed a game now in like, three years I think. It’s been a long time. I love coaching and I love what I do. I look forward to being in the gym every day. So, for the most part, I’m doing much, much better and consistently feel pretty good. Not 100 percent, but when you’re 54 and got the mileage I have, probably never going to be 100 percent, that’s just the way it is. All in all, I feel pretty good and really happy to be out there night after night.”
Kerr missed a good chunk of the 2016-17 season — including a number of crucial games in the playoffs — as he dealt with some debilitating back pain that required a couple of surgeries. Since then, he appears to be in good health, and has been able to focus on what he does best — coaching.
According to Kerr, he has even been able to progress to playing one of his favorite sports: golf.
“I played over the All-Star break,” the Warriors coach said. “I played three straight days here in San Diego. So that was great to get out and play and feel perfectly fine afterward. So that’s one of the things I love to do. Not able to run anymore because of my knees and back, I just miss competing so much, tennis, pickup basketball. I miss that so much. So golf is about the one thing I can still do to compete. So it’s good to be able to get back out there again.”
Kerr was an absolute baller during his time in the league, winning five NBA titles between the Chicago Bulls and the San Antonio Spurs. It’s a shame that he can no longer play basketball at this point, but such are the drawbacks for most athletes.