Warriors coach Steve Kerr ready to increase workload

Wednesday December 16th, 2015

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who has been away from the sidelines this season while recovering from two offseason back surgeries, plans to take on more of a role at practice as he looks towards a return, according to ESPN.com

On Tuesday, Warriors general manager Bob Myers told ESPN that Kerr hopes to be more active at practice as a test to see how ready he is for resuming coaching duties. 

Kerr has been dealing with the side effects of two offseason back surgeries, one of which lead to a spinal fluid leak. While Kerr has not set a timetable for his return, he told the Bay Area News Group that he believes he will coach this season. 

"I don't know exactly when, but I think I will be back coaching again this season,” Kerr said.

The Warriors have excelled this season even without their coach leading the way. Golden State has raced out to a 24–1 start under interim coach Luke Walton, who has operated more or less independently.

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"I figured the first part of the season would be tough," Kerr said. "And I was hoping we would just win enough games where [Walton] could get his feet wet and not have to worry about anything.

"And lo and behold he wins his first 24. He's done a great job. He's a quick study and has such a great personality and feel."


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