Warriors coach Steve Kerr was on same Hawaii beach when he found out about Kevin Durant coming to Golden State, leaving for Nets
Steve Kerr looked to get away from the most taxing of his five NBA seasons as a head coach of the Golden State Warriors, looking to decompress at a Hawaii beach. The NBA season, filled with the uncertainty of Kevin Durant’s free agency, along with the ebb and flow that ultimate climaxed with KD and Klay Thompson’s injuries had been a lot to handle for the 53-year-old.
“I was fried,” Kerr admitted to ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan.
On July 1, the first day of free agency, Kerr was laying on a beach chair, having left his phone at the hotel purposely to get away from all the frenzy. Not too far away was a 30-something-year-old looking at his phone.
“Oh my god!” he exclaimed to his buddy. “KD is going to the Nets!”
Ironically enough, this was the same Hawaii beach in which Kerr found out Durant was joining the Warriors in 2016.
“Hawaii giveth,” says Kerr wryly, “and taketh away.”
Kerr doesn’t expect people to feel sorry for him or the Warriors, who have dominated the league for the better part of the last five seasons. The same goes for the untimely injury and the likely sour way in which the Warriors’ dynasty came to a close, filled with injuries and moments of uncertainty.
It seems that beach in Hawaii was Kerr’s post-season relaxation spot, and just like the waves of the sea, they bring the shells to the coast and take them away with one swift wave after another.