Warriors coach Kerr issues late challenge to Bucks fans
MILWAUKEE (AP) Golden State coach Steve Kerr issued a good-natured, last-minute challenge to Bucks fans before the Warriors' game on Saturday night in Milwaukee.
Kerr said that if a fan showed up to the game with a ''10-3'' shirt, he would give that fan two tickets to a Golden State home game, though there were several other stipulations, too.
First and foremost, the Bucks had to win.
The Warriors were 10-2 entering Saturday night's game. Kerr's dare was in reference to how Bucks fans confidently wore ''24-1'' shirts ahead of the Warriors' visit last season to Milwaukee on Dec. 12.
The Bucks handed the Warriors their first loss of the season last year, snapping Golden State's NBA-record start at 24 victories.
Asked before the game Saturday if the Warriors remembered that night, Kerr recounted a conversation with star guard Stephen Curry.
''Steph did ask me if anybody was going to have `10-3' shirts in the stands tonight. They remembered that,'' Kerr said with a smile.
From there, Kerr issued his challenge to any enterprising Bucks fans.
''I am not giving them a plane ticket, or a place to stay, but I'll give (them) a couple tickets to a game,'' Kerr said.
''It's got to be a real (shirt), they can't just scribble it on,'' Kerr continued as reporters laughed. ''It's got to like silkscreened.''
When prompted, Kerr added one more stipulation: The Bucks had to win.
''Correct, correct,'' he said. ''It has to come true.''