The Golden State Warriors made headlines this summer after choosing to part ways with Head Coach Mark Jackson and naming Steve Kerr his replacement. And while Kerr was on the sidelines for the Summer League, he is more looking forward to getting training camp going to really get to know his team. It will mean a lot to Kerr who is hoping to get his first coaching job started on the right foot and is looking to succeed with young stars like Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
Plans for the future with Kerr
Given that Kerr is a new head coach but a former player, he has decided to do something rather smart and simple at the same time - he will instill systems that he learned and played in over his years as a player. As a member of the Chicago Bulls, Kerr was used to playing in the Triangle Offense and he has confirmed that the Triangle-esque offensive scheme will also put extra focus on his star, Stephen Curry. He plans to put Curry in more pick and roll situations as well as using an up and down tempo like Phoenix did during Kerr’s time there. To ensure that the tempo is implemented correctly, the Warriors made Alvin Gentry – the head coach of Phoenix during Kerr’s tenure as GM – to teach the squad the new playing style.
What does Steve Kerr brings to the table?
If you were wondering why Golden State went for “Stevie”, you definitely wouldn’t be alone. But let’s delve in deeper now. Serving as an NBA analyst with TNT proves that he is a good basketball mind, but on top of that his experience as a player and a general manager can really provide to a team. It allows him to understand how his team operates on a number of levels in the front office of Golden State but the fact that he was a winning player may also prove to be valuable. At this moment it is merely speculation but many analysts believe that this can pan out for the Warriors and I don’t disagree with them at all. The fact that Thompson, Curry, and Kerr are all great shooters also allows for him to bond with his players much faster because of past experience. Until the regular season kicks off for Golden State on September 29, all we can do is wait till then but the future looks bright for this team and it may get brighter.
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