Kerr and his assistants, meanwhile, stood by and watched.
Some NBA coaches play vital roles in their team's successes.
Granted, the Warriors at 70% are still one of the best teams in the National Basketball Association, but after going just 3-3 in their previous six games, including a slew of slow starts for the team, head coach Steve Kerr wanted to do something to help his team get out of the rut. As coaches, our job is job is to nudge them in the right direction, guide them. "We have to have that healthy respect for them, but also understand that anybody could be beaten". They determine their own fate. In the clip below you can see Andre Iguodala talking to Kevin Durant, among others, during a timeout early in the game.
How embarrassing for the Suns.
- And has Phoenix earned said respect?
Kerr believes the Warriors have struggled with inconsistency in part because they're exhausted of hearing his voice. This very website offered a strong rebuke of Kerr's actions, a piece I could not possibly disagree with more. And Kerr has said in a half-joking, half serious manner that he would like the Warriors front office to lock up West for a three-year extension. "We figured it was a good night to pull a trick out of the hat and do something different".
Golden State has seen historic success since Kerr has taken over, netting the franchise two titles and coming one blown 3-1 lead (no, we won't let you forget it) from owning the last three championships.
"The Warriors are 34-5 when they have 16 or fewer turnovers", Fitzgerald said. Kerr searched out Phoenix coach Jay Triano on the court afterward to explain it wasn't meant that way. He ran his team's huddles. As of this writing, 71% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Suns to cover the point spread tonight.
The Warriors, whose record is 44-13, were missing Green. It seemed fitting since Green was already dressed in a suit since he sat out with a sprained left index finger.
How did Kerr assess Green's coaching? Kerr knew exactly what he was doing and the results speak for themselves. It's embarrassing to the opponent they were facing and it was repulsive for the Warriors to do it. They described his injury as general "wear and tear". "I feel that has been my game my whole career".
The Warriors' third consecutive win to close a four-game homestand came despite a second straight impressive performance by the Suns' Elfrid Payton, who led all scorers with 29 points. Guard Troy Daniels even threw a jab in at Kerr.
"It's tough", Casspi said. But it doesn't get any easier for them anytime soon.
All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. He averages 20.1 points and 2.4 assists in these games.