Standard press release stuff. This is another one of my problems with Kerr. Not that I listen to him all that closely—I don't—but I haven't really heard a comment from him that struck me as genuinely heartfelt or the kind of thing one goes out of the way to say due to authentic appreciation. I might be unfair but it all sounds by the numbers with him. I haven't heard anything from Kerr remotely close to the praise Morey heaped on Harden which he further backed up by trying to trade for him at the first opportunity and get him on the Sixers.
I think you have not developed a good read on Steve, possibly because you don't listen to him that much/closely. The more you learn about him you'll find he is a genuinely good person, partly because of a lot of the adversity & unique experiences he had in life. He cares about people and his players. I think Steve meant every word he said in the interview I linked.
Coaches don't have to sound over the top like Morey to say something nice. If anything Morey went too far with his praise for Harden, it bordered on being fanboy and potentially turning off other players. Morey was also likely trying to get James while on the 76ers.
Stephen Curry has made Kerr look like a genius. But I wouldn't be at all surprised from what I've seen so far of Kerr if after all is said and done that he is going to say that he thinks Michael Jordan is the greatest player to ever play, LeBron is the greatest player of this era and Durant is the best player he's ever coached. He's a traditionally minded orthodox guy despite his innovation which he largely swiped from others and he says whatever he thinks is the popular thing to say. Despite having cultivated the image of a woke guy—and to be fair he probably is to a degree—he's not going to be the guy who sends out a tweet like the one that got Morey in hot water.
Nah Mark Jackson is the one who showed us the true genius of Steve Kerr. How long have you been watching the Warriors?
From 2nd round exit w/ Jackson's abusive ways and archaic scheme to winning our first championship since the 1970s with some of the most beautiful basketball that has ever been played. Steve Kerr was the big difference, unless you think adding Shaun Livingston and Barbosa while losing Jermaine O'Neal (positive BPM and VORP in the playoffs) really pushed the needle that much.
DonaldSanders wrote:Javale left for the same money and more playing time on a LeBron James contendor. Sometimes the reasons for someone leaving aren't a grievance with the former team. Javale re-vitalized his career playing here, I'd say he had a good experience and just moved on to a better opportunity.
WarriorsGM wrote:Which is extremely odd if you take a moment to think about it. When I first heard the news I mentally congratulated him because I presumed he was leaving due to an increase in salary. When I heard it was just for the same amount I was gobsmacked. Why leave??? What's a LeBron contender next to the greatest team of all-time? LeBron might even be considered "the enemy". I haven't heard anything close to a rational answer yet from any of you that explains it.
This was already explained; My answer was/is both rational and true. Javale's playing time doubled while still being on a contender. He got the same money, a championship in the 2nd year, and between 70-120% more playing time. This is a weird pattern with you -- you get a very good answer then you claim "nobody has answered this rationally." If this keeps up I'd just have to stop responding to you.
I can find articles that talk about Javale wanting more money and playing time, here is one:
Please find an article that talks about Javale not liking Kerr and finding him "cold"
Instead I find articles like this:
""I haven't thought about [another team] mainly because, hopefully, in my mind, I'm a Warrior for the rest of my career," McGee said, per ESPN.com's Chris Haynes. "If that happens, it would be a blessing.""
- Mcgee in 2018 after playing his final game as a Warrior and winning a championship.
"It was extremely gratifying winning and contributing to a championship"
Doesn't sound disgruntled at all, sounds the opposite.
15 minutes in, in his own words he says he left to try to get a bigger role and more playing time. At no point does he blame Steve Kerr. He says he was told he will not be the starter if he re-signed and signed with the Lakers to start.
If everything is fine and dandy between the Warriors and JaVale why doesn't the team invite him on the team now or whenever he becomes a free agent? Or why not even make a play for him? He knows the system. He's played with Steph and Draymond before and looked good with them. He'd probably be cheap to acquire. He should be very kindly disposed towards the Warriors for reviving his career. So why not? What's stopping this obvious pickup? But there's not a peep of him rejoining. Explain that.
There were trade rumors that we might go after Javale this year, I guess you weren't paying attention. Use google. We're not gonna consider trading for someone if they are considered to not like our head coach and not want to be here.
Javale seems to like us in interviews too.
He confirms that his time with the Warriors changed people's false perceptions of him for the better.DonaldSanders wrote:KD wanted more isolation, but what he wanted most was more credit for winning. He couldn't get that in GS anymore.
Fair enough. But that's just regurgitating previous answers.
Right is right