Saturday's roundup: Kerr attends Warriors practice

Ruben Hill
May 15, 2017

But while Kerr has been around the Warriors facilities lately, talking to players and coaches while taking frequent sitting breaks to settle the symptoms that continue to plague him, the ABC footage of him addressing the team in the locker room at halftime of Golden State's Game 1 win over the San Antonio Spurs was a sight for sympathetic eyes.

At his pregame presser, acting coach Mike Brown said he hadn't seen Kerr yet but that Kerr had indicated that he'd probably attend this game.

The Warriors surely appreciated seeing their leader, who hasn't coached the team since Game 2 of the first round due to health issues, back in the fold.

"It's great any time you can hear his voice, see his face", Warriors guard Steph Curry said. So for him to even just have the energy and ability to be here means a lot. "It was good to hear his voice, and hopefully we can get him back soon too".

Brown was impressed with Kerr's demeanour and commitment the last couple days. "And any time he can show up, whether it's the coaches" meeting or game, practice, it doesn't matter. "We came in at 08:30 [Friday], a little bit earlier, and he was here for that, too".

Kerr has missed the majority of the playoffs and no timetable has been set on his return.

I told Luke that I was watching to see if he'd go into the coaches' room... and he said, "Watch", then he, his wife and son walked directly into the coaches' rooom.

Regardless of whether he sees Kerr on Sunday, Popovich will make the time to check in with the man who won the 1999 and 2003 National Basketball Association titles with him as a reserve guard. "But we hope he is". Obviously, if he's there, and I get asked, I'm going to say whether he was there or not.

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