Steve Kerr reveals major warning to Stephen Curry, Warriors after win vs. Lakers
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is not resting on his laurels after his team erased a 19-point deficit to beat the Los Angeles Lakers. Amid the long haul of the regular season, Kerr believes that his team needs to focus on the fundamentals of the sport, not fleeting emotions.
The Warriors entered Monday’s duel with the Lakers as the underdogs. Yet, they left the game as victors after an impressive fourth-quarter performance. It was an incredible feat in itself, but Kerr is aware that emotion may have played an imperative part in his team’s win.
However, Kerr knows how unreliable emotion is.
“One of my messages to the team today was that you can’t rely on emotion for 82 games, or 72 games [this season],” Kerr said Tuesday in a video conference call with reporters, per Marcus White of NBC Sports. “The season is too long and difficult to think that you can be sky-high emotionally every night.”
Instead, Steve Kerr wants his Warriors to execute their playbook and continue building a strong foundation. The veteran tactician, who boasts eight championship rings as a player and coach, knows that these elements are what make a great team.
“Where this team needs to make improvement is in our fundamentals and our habits,” the Warriors coach continued. “You can rely on habits for a full season. You can’t rely on emotion, and this team needs to get better with our habits, with our details because there’s gonna be games where we’re fired up and sky high, and there’s gonna be games where we’re exhausted.