Kerr and Warriors use Suns as experiment: Suns lose by 40+ again


Then, during the Warriors' game against the Phoenix Suns on Monday evening, Kerr handed even more authority to Iguodala, along with teammates David West and Draymond Green.

The victory gave the Warriors two straight wins after their first two-game losing streak of the season. This is a bold move for Kerr because knowing how good this team is they may not take this seriously (I highly doubt that being the case). "It's their team. That's one of the first things you have to consider as a coach". It's not my team, it's not (general manager) Bob Myers' team, it's not (owner) Joe Lacob's team - although I'm not going to tell Joe that. We're trying to guide them we're trying to pace them.

After the game, some Suns players said they thought the strategy was disrespectful.

The coaching staff and fans alike have been imploring Casspi to shoot more 3's all season and they got their wish Monday.

Phoenix, the league's first team with 40 losses, has one game remaining on the road against Utah this Wednesday before the desperately-needed All-Star break. "But it's up to us to change that".

In an attempt to kick-start their input, Kerr put his players in charge of coaching duties for their game against the Phoenix Suns, with three players getting a turn at drawing up plays on the clipboard. "I have not reached them for the last month". They'd already carry the respect of their peers, along with the ability to reach and motivate them. "They are exhausted of my voice".

I told Jay afterward, 'People may make a big deal of it.

Triano didn't seem offended. In basketball, where overall offensive philosophy is paramount over individual play-calling, players could slip in and out of the coaching role more freely than in other sports.

"Steve is an easy-going coach who has that relationship with his guys", Booker said. TJ Warren led the team with 31 points on 13 of 17 shooting, Dragan Bender added 23 points with four assists on nine of 15 shooting, Josh Jackson scored 20 points with five assists while Elfrid Payton chipped in with 19 points and nine assists for his new franchise. But how do you continue to motivate team members who have nothing left to prove?

Because of that, Kerr's experiment is unlikely to start any sort of trend throughout the league. "I think anybody can do it".

But what made Kerr do this? He would never have done this if they were playing the Rockets. You have to be able to put points up.