Warriors coach Steve Kerr: Team won't win 72 games this season

Monday December 15th, 2014

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says that his team won't reach the NBA record for wins in a season.

Golden State improved to 21-2 with a 128-122 overtime victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. The win was their 16th straight.

Kerr was asked after the game if the Warriors had a chance to break the record of 72 wins set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls.

"Oh God, no. No!" Kerr said to ESPN.com. "We had this guy named Michael Jordan on that team. That year, I think we were 41-3. So if we can go 21-1 the next 22 games, come talk to me."

Kerr was a member of that Bulls championship team and said that there were at least 10 more games they should have lost that season, but where willed to victory by Jordan.

"And Michael Jordan was ... there'll never be another one. Nobody has ever come close, and I don't think anybody ever will. He wanted to break that Lakers record of 69 wins, so he decided we would do it, so we did it. There's only one Michael."

The Warriors will try to continue their winning streak when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies (19-4) on Tuesday.

- Scooby Axson

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