– Because he would never have done this to Pop. He would never have done this if they were playing the Rockets. Part of the math on choosing this game is, we are playing the Suns. Like, we probably don't need a coach. And by the way, they won, what, 129-83.
– Steve Kerr was the general manager of the Suns. I don't believe he has some type of beef with them.
– No, I don't think he is. It's not about a beef with the organization. It's about them being one of the three worst teams in the NBA.
– But to your point of respect, though, Nick. Not to cut you off, but you're right, it was disrespectful. But should respect be earned?
– No. So this is my point. I got nothing– Steve Kerr's job is not to respect the Suns. Steve Kerr's job is not to worry about the feelings of the Phoenix Suns. Steve Kerr's job is to win a championship with Golden State.
And what he has seen, and what the world has seen over the last few weeks, is something that is a real thing in the NBA. The disease of more– and the the lethargy that comes with three consecutive NBA Finals– was afflicting this team. They needed a new voice. This was the right move for them.
And I think with Draymond, in particular. Draymond, who by the way, leads the NBA in techs, has had a more emotional year, even by his own standards. Having Draymond experience what Kerr goes through might make Draymond more receptive to some of the things Kerr tries to talk to him about.
If I'm a Warriors fan, I love this. I got no problem with what he did, but, of course, part of the math on it was the Suns stink. Like, we can try new things. We can be a little more forward-thinking or risky when we're playing Phoenix.
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Filling in for The Dan Patrick show, Jason Smith and Mike Harmon talk about Steve Kerr defending himself from allowing his players to coach on his behalf against the Suns, citing his players are suffering from “Kerr Fatigue.” Our guest on the show, former NBA Center, Ryan Hollins has some choice words to say about Kerr’s move. Also, Jason Smith explains why Kerr and his players’ issues are very small considering how strong the roster actually is.