The Golden State Warriors expect head coach Steve Kerr to sign a contract extension next summer, according to Tim Kawakami of The Athletic.
Kerr and general manager Bob Myers discussed the extension last summer but decided to table them until he felt healthy enough to coach. He missed most of the playoffs due to complications with his rehab from back surgery. He returned for the NBA Finals and led the Warriors to their second championship in three seasons.
Kerr signed his current five-year contract in May 2014 for $25 million and runs through the 2018-19 season. He joined the Warriors after passing on an opportunity to coach the New York Knicks. He spent three seasons as the general manager of the Phoenix Suns but had no previous coaching experience.
“We just agreed we'd wait,” Kerr told The Athletic. “I've got two years left on my deal and wanted to make sure that everything went well this year health-wise. And I don't anticipate any issues going forward...I don't have any desire to be anywhere else. So I'm sure when we get down to it, we'll come to an agreement pretty quickly.”
The Warriors are 4–3 to open the season.