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Steve Kerr reacts to Tokyo Olympics being postponed due to coronavirus

Warriors

Like many, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr’s life is altered by the pandemic happening around many parts of the globe.

With the Tokyo Olympics committee recently announcing their decision to postpone the international sporting spectacle due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has since been met with a mixed bag of reactions.

This is the first time in the history of the Olympics that the event has been postponed, so it is understandable why some might not be in total agreement with the decision. Then again, we are living in unprecedented times, and we must all understand that human lives must take precedence over a sporting event, regardless of tradition.

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr shared his two cents worth on this recent turn of events, saying that he believes it was the right thing to do.

“It seemed inevitable,” said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, slated to be an assistant on the men’s USA Basketball team whenever these Olympics actually take place, via Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Kerr, however, could not help but feel sorry for San Antonio Spurs and Team USA head coach Gregg Popovich who has invested a lot into this event.

“I know he’s put so much time and effort and has looked so forward to this,” Kerr said. “As have all the athletes around the world, competing to get ready. But it’s all a matter of perspective.”

Kerr hit the nail right on the head here. There’s simply no point risking the lives of athletes and supporters just to be able to push through with the Olympics. After all, there’s always next year.