In what could be a devastating blow to the Golden State Warriors’ postseason, Head Coach Steve Kerr might miss the remainder of the playoffs due to an illness caused by a back surgery he underwent a couple of years ago which is causing him intolerable nausea and headache. He was already seen to be in extreme pain at the end of Game 2 against the Trail Blazers. Kerr has already missed Game 3 and will miss Game 4 against Portland. This illness is pointing an axe not just towards Warriors’ championship hopes but also towards Kerr’s coaching career. Warriors Assistant Coach Mike Brown will be replacing Steve Kerr as head coach of the Warriors for the time being.
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Warriors’ offensive firepower also took a hit when Kevin Durant went down to a fractured leg in the later part of the regular season. He returned in Game 1 against Portland putting up 32 points and grabbing 11 boards only to miss the next two games. He is currently questionable for Game 4.
Warriors will be looking to close out the Blazers in Game 4, sweep the series 4-0 and advance to the conference semis where they might start to face certain issues in the absence of Steve Kerr and an unfit Kevin Durant although they have proven that they are capable of winning multiple games at a stretch without KD.
Steve Kerr has put his stamp on Mike Brown who is obviously a worthy coach with ample playoffs experience from his time in Cleveland from 2005-10 and Los Angeles in 2011-12. Kerr will be assisting Brown behind the scenes breaking down tape and advising him as the Warriors go deep in the playoffs.