- Dec 11, 2023
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Ahead of the upcoming season, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is confident about his stint with the team. After nine years of constant support, Kerr’s contract is going to end this year. However, the four-time champion coach believes that the new general manager and owners will figure out something to extend their contact.
Speaking with the media, Kerr said, “I feel great about my position here, and I want to be here. I know Mike Dunleavy Jr. and Joe Lacob want me here, and so I’m very confident something will get done. But I’m not stressed about it at all. I’m perfectly capable of coaching, whether I have one year left or an extension. It makes no difference.”
It is worth noting that the new general manager of GSW, Mike Dunleavy Jr., has expressed his desire to continue with Kerr as head coach. He, along with owner Joe Lacob, wants to retain the coach for a minimum of two more seasons. However, the final decision is yet to be taken, and Kerr will undergo a new season without any final word.
Kerr has been phenomenal throughout his time with GSW. He has been the tactical and strategic backbone of the squad and has used players with ease. His outstanding performances are reflected in his statistics, as he has a 473-238 record in nine years. Kerr has led GSW to four title triumphs and two other tours during this period. Apart from Kerr, another staff member nearing the end of his contract is Klay Thompson.
Just like Kerr, he is also waiting to finalise a deal with the manager and owners. However, manager Dunleavy has expressed his desire to keep both until 2025–26. “I think when you’re working off that idea, you can come to a deal, and hopefully we can do that,” Dunleavy said. “In those scenarios, there’s no real timeline in the immediate future that we have to abide by, so we’ll continue to have conversations. But the main goal is to secure those guys moving forward, and I think they feel a little bit of the same. We are optimistic, and I think we are in a good place there.”