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Sport Ailing Kerr won't coach Warriors in Game 4

07:37  24 april  2017
07:37  24 april  2017 Source:   ap.org

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(AP) — Ailing Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he won ’ t be on the sidelines for Game 4 on Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers Kerr stayed behind at the team hotel for Saturday night’s Game 3 at Portland’s Moda Center. Assistant Mike Brown took over and the Warriors

(AP) Ailing Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he won ' t be on the sidelines for Game 4 on Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers because Kerr stayed behind at the team hotel for Saturday night's Game 3 at Portland's Moda Center. Assistant Mike Brown took over and the Warriors

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(AP) — Ailing Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he won ' t be on the sidelines for game four on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) against the Portland Trail Blazers because of symptoms stemming from back surgery. Kerr stayed behind at the team hotel for Saturday night's (Sunday

(AP) - Ailing Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he won ' t be on the sidelines for Game 4 on Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Kerr stayed behind at the team hotel for Saturday night's Game 3 at Portland's Moda Center. Assistant Mike Brown took over and the Warriors overcame a

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Ailing Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he won't be on the sidelines for Game 4 on Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers because of symptoms stemming from back surgery.

Kerr stayed behind at the team hotel for Saturday night's Game 3 at Portland's Moda Center. Assistant Mike Brown took over and the Warriors overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to win 119-113 and go up 3-0 in the first-round series.

Golden State can sweep with a victory Monday night.

The reigning NBA coach of the year still experiences lingering symptoms from complications following two back surgeries after the franchise's run to the 2015 championship. He missed the first 43 games last season dealing with symptoms such as headaches, nausea and an aching neck.

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Stephen Douglas Kerr (born September 27, 1965) is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach of the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball

"This is something I've been dealing with, but doing OK. Ups and downs but consistently coaching. This past week for whatever reason, things got worse. My symptoms got worse," he told reporters at the team hotel on Sunday.

Kerr, who clearly wasn't feeling well on Friday before the team departed for Portland, hadn't missed a game this season before Saturday, when he also missed shootaround.

He said that his status for the rest of the playoffs remains uncertain. He is in ongoing discussions with his doctors.

"This is not going to be a case where I'm coaching one night and not coaching the next. I'm not going to do that to our team or our staff. We're hoping that over the next week or two, whatever it is, I can sort of make a definitive realization or deduction, or just feel it that I'm going to do this or I'm not.

Stephen Curry, who scored 34 points in the Game 3 win, passed the game ball to Golden State GM Bob Myers to give to Kerr on Saturday night.

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Kerr missed the Warriors ’ Game 3 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday. Assistant coach Mike Brown served as the acting head coach . The team could also be without Kevin Durant for Monday’s Game 4 because of a strained left calf. Durant has missed the previous two games

The Warriors won 39 games and Walton, who was at Kerr 's side in the locker room during Game 1, earned his first NBA head coaching job, with the Lakers. The Warriors brought in Brown — formerly head coach of the Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State's opponent in these Finals

"He's obviously going through a lot physically and that's first and foremost for him to take care of himself, make sure he's on the road to recovery and feeling like himself," Curry said. "We've got his back, we've had certain situations all year, previous years, where players are down and you've got the `next man up' philosophy, same with Coach Kerr."

A first-year assistant for Golden State, Brown has plenty of experience as former head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers.

In the first of two stints with Cleveland, Brown led the Cavs to their first-ever NBA Finals appearance in 2007. He himself was named the league's Coach of the Year in 2009 when Cleveland finished with 66 wins.

Despite Kerr's prolonged absence, the Warriors went an NBA record 73-9 last season and played in the NBA championship game. Kerr was named Coach of the Year.

Kerr works out daily and does yoga to help control the symptoms.

"I'm not going to go into details on the symptoms. It's just discomfort and pain and it's no fun. And I can tell you if you're listening out there, if you have a back problem, stay away from surgery. I can say that from the bottom of my heart. Rehab, rehab, rehab. Don't let anybody get in there," he said.

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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said game four got out of hand against defending champions the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers stayed alive in the NBA Finals with a 137-116 victory in game four on Friday, which cut Golden State's series lead to 3-1. While LeBron James scored 31

Warriors coach Steve Kerr will not be with the team in Salt Lake City for Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference semifinals. He has been the interim the past four games , in which the Warriors are 4 -0. ESPN reported on Friday that Kerr was in North Carolina at the Duke University Medical

The Warriors could also be without Kevin Durant in Game 4 because of a strained left calf.

Durant has missed Golden State's last two games against the Blazers because of the injury, which occurred in the third quarter of last Sunday's Game 1 victory against the Trail Blazers. He had 32 points and 10 rebounds in the Game 1 win.

Matt Barnes (right ankle/foot sprain), and Shaun Livingston (right index finger sprain) haven't played either and could be out for Game 4.

Durant had returned from a left knee injury to play in Golden State's final three regular-season games. He missed 19 games because of the injury he sustained at Washington on Feb. 28.

Kerr said he watched the Game 3 victory with his son.

"You know, I was able to manage the pain and the discomfort over the past year and a half and all of sudden they got worse and I don't know why," Kerr said. "We're trying to figure out why."

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2016, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, left, talks with coach Steve Kerr during the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Oakland, Calif. Durant won’t play later Saturday, April 22, in Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers because of a strained left calf. The Warriors will also be without Kerr because of an illness. Mike Brown will serve as acting coach. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2016, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, left, talks with coach Steve Kerr during the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Oakland, Calif. Durant won’t play later Saturday, April 22, in Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers because of a strained left calf. The Warriors will also be without Kerr because of an illness. Mike Brown will serve as acting coach. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Warriors’ Steve Kerr ‘on the path to recovery,’ Bob Myers says .
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is “on the path to recovery” after undergoing a spinal cord leak procedure on his back, general manager Bob Myers said Sunday morning at the team hotel. “It’s hard to answer some of this because even the doctors aren’t entirely sure of recovery time,” Myers said. “That’s why we’ve been a little indefinite about everything. We don’t know. But the procedure went well, as far as we know. Now it’s a case of how well it takes and when he might or might not be back.

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