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.
"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."