Kerr says Warriors won’t change style of play despite adding Cousins
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says he will not change his style of play despite adding DeMarcus Cousins to the roster.
The Warriors push the pace on offense at every turn and move the ball side to side. The ball never sticks in Golden State.
Cousins, meanwhile, often holds the ball as he surveys the floor from the post. Kerr says the Warriors will add a few plays into its playbook for Cousins, but won't make any drastic changes.
"We’re not going to change our style of play," Kerr told Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle. "We’ll definitely add a few plays for DeMarcus down on the block. But for the most part, we’re not going to change who we are."
Cousins signed a one-year, $5.3 million deal with Golden State. He will miss most of the season recovering from his Achilles injury. The All-Star big man was averaging 25.2 points and 12.9 rebounds in 48 games while shooting 47.0 percent from the field and 35.4 percent from three with the New Orleans Pelicans before getting hurt.
The Warriors signed Kerr to a contract extension this summer. ESPN reported Kerr’s contract extension will make him one of the highest paid coaches in the NBA.
Kerr joined the Warriors in 2014. He has guided the franchise to three championships in four years and has an overall record of 265-63 in the regular season and 63-20 in the postseason.