Warriors’ Steve Kerr reveals why he’s not too high on 73-9 Dubs
Pundits have long been claiming that the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors’ 73-9 season doesn’t quite have a “ring” to it. Dubs head coach Steve Kerr agrees, admitting that the achievement doesn’t feel as good considering they failed to win the title that year.
“I know are guys were proud of it, but we didn’t validate it with a title,” Kerr said via The Game’s “Damon, Ratto & Kolsky” show.
“As a result, we just have a small banner in our practice facility commemorating it. That’s kind of how it should be I think. We can look back at it and remember a great season, but we didn’t quite get it done,” he added.
“So it definitely loses a bit of its luster.”
Led by the brilliance of the Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson as well as Draymond Green’s defensive prowess, the defending champions appeared like they not only have the best season in all of basketball but were also destined to go all the way too.
Steve Kerr, meanwhile, was a backup guard for the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls team that previously held the record with 72 regular-season wins.
That team is still considered by many as the best unit in league history since they got the job done and won it all that year.
The Warriors established their dynasty the next two seasons, winning back-to-back titles with superstar Kevin Durant in tow. However, that 2016 letdown will still go down in history as one of the most disappointing endings of all-time.