Target of Steve Kerr’s ire issues apology over Kevin Durant tweet
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is typically a chill dude, especially when he speaks in interviews and press conferences. That was not the scene on Monday when he spoke with the media as he called out NBC Sports’ Drew Schiller for taking his words out of context to make what Kerr called an “unfair” report.
Kerr’s heated tirade made the rounds on social media and of course, this reached Schiller. To address Kerr’s criticism, the NBC Sports journalist owned up to his mistake and issued an apology over his “irresponsible” tweet.
Steve Kerr called me out Monday night during his media session with reporters.
And I deserved it. pic.twitter.com/oju9XxxcmW
— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) March 23, 2021
In case you missed it, Kerr appeared on the Real Ones podcast with Logan Murdock and Raja Bell. On one of the segments, he discussed how he had more fun coaching the 2019-20 Warriors team that won just 15 games than the 2018-19 squad that made the NBA Finals.
Schiller, however, twisted Kerr’s words by describing the 2018-19 season as “Kevin Durant’s final season with the Warriors.” This could have implied that the 55-year old was taking a subtle jab at KD, who left Golden State in the summer of 2019.
In his rant to the media, Kerr clarified he never uttered the Brooklyn Nets superstar’s name once. The 3-time NBA champion coach simply just dove into how stressful of a campaign that final year of the dynasty was compared to the experience of coaching freely and watching young guys develop and grow during the 2019-20 campaign.
Durant, who always roams around Twitter, made it known that he didn’t like what he saw with a rather sarcastic tone.