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Steve Kerr’s brutally honest analysis of Warriors after getting smoked by Nets

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The Golden State Warriors kicked off their season on Tuesday with a disappointing blowout loss to the Brooklyn Nets. After the defeat, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr provided an assessment of his team, and unsurprisingly, the three-time NBA champion coach wasn’t very happy with how his side came out in their season opener.

Kerr is not one to mince words, and he was brutally honest with his assessment:

“I’m disappointed with the outcome and the effort, but it doesn’t change the way I feel about this team,” Kerr told reporters, via the San Francisco Chronicle.

“They’re a great group. I really like where we’re going to be a couple months from now, but right now, we’re nowhere close to being a good team.”

It’s quite commendable from Kerr to remain positive after such an embarrassing defeat, especially considering how this was their first game of the new season. The Dubs are expected to have a much better campaign than they had last term, and this is exactly how they did not want to kick off their season.

Kerr then admitted that his team is still a work-in-progress, but that at this point, he’s staying optimistic:

“We’ve got a lot of work ahead,” Kerr continued, “but I’m very, very positive about this group.”

Life won’t get any easier for Golden State next time out, with a Christmas Day matchup against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the mighty Milwaukee Bucks ahead of them. Getting Draymond Green back for that game would help, but it will still be an uphill battle against a legitimate title contender.