The answer is yes.
Steve Kerr has been widely worshipped by the left-wing sports media since he became head coach of the Warriors in 2014.
I get it — Kerr is charismatic and likeable. But that’s indicative of every “players coach”.
Kerr also competes with Greg Popovich as the most left-leaning head coach in sports.
He’s made it clear that he’s anti-Trump, appearing in numerous interviews.
While talking to Sports Illustrated, Kerr said the following when asked a question involving the President…
The progressive sports media absolutely foams at the mouth over quotes like this.
Then there’s the notion that Kerr played a big part in transcending the Warriors to contender-status. Give me a break.
The team Kerr inherited already consisted of Curry, Thompson, and Green.
Mark Jackson was fired after Golden State nearly upset the Clippers in the first round, taking them all the way to a thrilling Game 7 at the Staples Centre that the Warriors nearly won.
The Clippers were a perennial contender that year. Bowing out in the first round wasn’t a bad look the Warriors. After taking Chris Paul’s team to the brink, everyone around the NBA knew this young upstart roster was about to pose a serious threat.
Mark Jackson was subsequently fired in the offseason after a rumoured rift with management, and in stepped Kerr.
From day one, Kerr was coaching a 55-win team on talent alone.
He made David Lee a benchwarmer, and got Andre Iguodala to become a sixth man.
“OMG HE’S SO SMART, HE’S SO AHEAD OF THE CURVE, BASKETBALL IQ OUT OF THIS WORLD!” – NBA Fans
There are SO many NBA coaches who have made moves like this.
Is Mike D’Antoni brilliant for no longer playing Carmelo Anthony?
Is Scotty Brooks now a basketball savant for using James Harden as a sixth man back in the day? Yeah, I didn’t think so.
It didn’t take rocket science to bench David Lee and use Iguodala off the bench.
The Warriors went on to have an unbelievable regular season, and won the Finals.
Against a David Blatt-coached team. With no Kevin Love. Kyrie Irving only played in Game 1. LeBron’s second best teammate on the floor was Mathew Dellavedova.
There was nothing impressive about the Warriors first championship win in 2015. At all.
Enter the 2015 regular season. Steve Kerr missed all of that year and a little bit of 2016 with a back injury. Yet he was credited with ALL of the Warrior’s wins when Luke Walton was the interim head coach.
That was the same year Golden State won 73 games — an NBA record.
So really, the Warriors resurgence had absolutely nothing to do with who was head coach. The talent on the roster did all the heavy lifting.
His historic team then BLEW a 3-1 lead to the Tyron Lue-coached Cavs. Large in part due to Draymond Green getting suspended for Game 6, because Steve Kerr never has (and still to this day) successfully controlled or kept Draymond’s reckless actions under wraps.
Draymond Green is a large part to why Kevin Durant will also be leaving this offseason. The Warriors should still obviously be contenders without GS, but you’d think KD would consider staying in the bay area if his relationship wasn’t as rocky with Green.
And then there’s Kerr’s ridiculous turns from being the nice guy to flipping out on the court and throwing temper tantrums at the refs.
I mean, what the hell was this?
Absolute grandstanding, that’s what it was. That’s what it usually is when coaches get ejected, no matter what sport we’re talking about.
After the Warriors 2017 Finals win, Steve Kerr expressed to Doris Burke that he has the “best job in the world”.
Kerr is exactly right. If he had taken the Knicks head-coaching job instead of the Warriors gig in 2015, he would already be out of the league — just like Derek Fisher is. Bottomline.