Warriors’ Steve Kerr impressed by Coco Gauff’s maturity
15-year-old tennis sensation Coco Gauff has taken the sporting world by storm of late. Her performances in the U.S. Open has been quite eye-opening, leaving more than a few people so very impressed with the teenage prodigy.
One such fan is Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. The Dubs shot-caller took to Twitter to share to the world just how highly she thinks of America’s newest sweetheart.
‘For me, the definition of an athlete is someone who on the court treats you like your worst enemy but off the court can be your best friend.’ -Coco Gauff. This is the essence of competition and she figured it out at 15???? Unbelievable. I think I was 35 when it finally hit me!
— Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) September 2, 2019
Gauff’s journey at the US Open — one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world of tennis — came to an end on Saturday, as she fell to defending champion and world no. 1 Naomi Osaka in the third round.
However, following her valiant effort, Gauff would leave one final gift for her supporters by uttering a seemingly innocent, yet completely accurate depiction of what a true athlete ought to be. For his part, coach Kerr was definitely on the same page.
Kerr and his Warriors will have a tough year ahead of them in the upcoming campaign. Kevin Durant is now long gone, and Klay Thompson is out injured, leaving the team with way less options on the offensive end for the new season.
Nonetheless, it’s definitely not all bad for Golden State, as they still have one of the best shooters of all time on their side in Stephen Curry.
We’re all excited what the former back-to-back MVP winner will have in store for us this season as the team’s unquestioned primary option on offense, and we’re pretty sure Kerr will be more than willing to let his prized point guard loose.