Steve Kerr sets impressive record as Warriors rip Spurs

OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr shouted out Luke Walton for his help reaching 250 coaching victories in record time. Kerr trash talked old coach Phil Jackson, now the second-quickest to 250 wins behind his former Bulls player. Then, Kerr offered credit where he always does: to his uber-talented roster of

Draymond Green fined, Kerr rips Warriors’ lack of professionalism

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State forward Draymond Green was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Thursday for directing inappropriate and offensive language toward a game official two days earlier, and he was hardly the only member of the Warriors to lose his cool. Green was ejected with 8:13 remaining

Steve Kerr rips Warriors for playing “disgusting basketball’

SALT LAKE CITY — Warriors coach Steve Kerr was disgusted by his team’s effort in a 30-point blowout on Tuesday night. For the Jazz, it was the best win of a disappointing season. Ricky Rubio scored 23 points and handed out 11 assists as the Utah Jazz stunned the

Warriors barely escape with win in Stephen Curry’s return

TORONTO — After a huge first half, Stephen Curry and the Warriors had to hold on late to wrap up their eighth straight win over Toronto. Curry returned from a two-game absence to score 24 points, Klay Thompson had 26 and the Warriors blew nearly all of a 27-point

Lou Williams scores 50, spoiling Durant’s milestone night

OAKLAND, Calif. — Lou Williams scored 27 of his career-high 50 points in the third quarter and the Clippers beat the Warriors for the first time in more than three years with a 125-106 win Wednesday that spoiled a milestone night for Kevin Durant. Williams shot 16 for 27

Stephen Curry ruled out after reinjuring ankle

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State star Stephen Curry was out for Wednesday night’s home game against the Clippers after he slipped during the shootaround and re-sprained his troublesome right ankle. The Warriors updated their injury report to include Curry’s status. It’s the same injury that recently sidelined him for

Steve Kerr slams fans obsessed with NBA “Kardashian’ LaVar Ball

Steve Kerr addressed the elephant in the NBA media room. The socially aware Warriors coach gave a broader explanation Monday for the most recent LaVar Ball controversy to rock the league, blaming neither ESPN nor other media companies for giving Ball a platform to spew his opinions, but the

Aaron Boone is following in Steve Kerr’s footsteps

New Yankees manager Aaron Boone won’t be the first person to go from broadcasting to coaching a major pro team. Here is a list of coaches who made the move for their first job: Steve Kerr (Warriors) Kerr, who is in his fourth season, has won two NBA titles,

Steve Kerr: Why Phil Jackson was ruined with Knicks

Warriors coach Steve Kerr gave a thoughtful assessment of the failed Phil Jackson presidential regime, feeling the Zen Master was due bad luck after his record-setting “11 Rings” coaching career, when everything went right. Jackson was fired after June’s draft, when owner James Dolan viewed Jackson promoting the notion

Rockets deliver early statement to Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. — Confetti began to fall and the Warriors thought they had pulled off a wild opening-night win. The Rockets emphatically signaled otherwise — insisting that Kevin Durant’s baseline jumper had swished through the net after the buzzer. After one official got hurt, two remaining referees reviewed the play and ruled

How Phil Jackson spent three years sabotaging the Knicks

Phil Jackson joined the Knicks as team president in March 2014 to much fanfare and paeans to the team’s glory days. He was fired Wednesday having lost the trust of the fan base, the loyalty of the team’s best players … and a lot of games. For every ring he

Warriors beat Cavaliers to win second NBA title in three years

OAKLAND, Calif. — The journey began here one year ago when the Warriors slumped in stunned disbelief as their historic 73-win season ended in bitter failure. The Cavaliers became the first Finals team ever to rally from a 3-1 deficit. So the Warriors rearmed in nuclear fashion, adding Kevin Durant to

How ref’s mistake turned NBA Finals Game 4 into chaos

OAKLAND, Calif. — Seven technical fouls. Angry, in-your-face discussions. Hard, physical play. Annoyance over social-media posts. Confusion on officiating calls. Maybe even a shot to the groin. The NBA Finals. Fun for the whole family. Game 4 Friday was a physically demanding, emotionally draining 48-minute exercise that took nearly three hours. Draymond

The one variable you can’t ignore in past vs. present debates

Well, Steve Kerr certainly knows how to ruin a good thing with a generous helping of common sense mixed liberally with sarcasm. All this talk from the NBA’s old school, about how this team (the Showtime Lakers!) or that team (the Michael Jordan Bulls!) or those other teams (the ’67 Sixers!

The Warriors have a Game 3 problem

CLEVELAND — Think of any cheesy horror film. Teenagers know there’s a homicidal wingnut loose. Hey, don’t go in the woods. But they do. Again and again and again. Now you get the basic plot for the Warriors in postseason Game 3s before this season. They had lost five straight Game

The Warriors have a Game 3 problem

CLEVELAND — Think of any cheesy horror film. Teenagers know there’s a homicidal wingnut loose. Hey, don’t go in the woods. But they do. Again and again and again. Now you get the basic plot for the Warriors in postseason Game 3s before this season. They had lost five straight Game

The Warriors have a Game 3 problem

CLEVELAND — Think of any cheesy horror film. Teenagers know there’s a homicidal wingnut loose. Hey, don’t go in the woods. But they do. Again and again and again. Now you get the basic plot for the Warriors in postseason Game 3s before this season. They had lost five straight Game

The Warriors have a Game 3 problem

CLEVELAND — Think of any cheesy horror film. Teenagers know there’s a homicidal wingnut loose. Hey, don’t go in the woods. But they do. Again and again and again. Now you get the basic plot for the Warriors in postseason Game 3s before this season. They had lost five straight Game

The problem with Cavs’ plan for LeBron James’ last stand

CLEVELAND — Same situation — sort of — one year later. The Cavaliers trailed the Warriors, 2-0, in the NBA Finals last year and came home to Cleveland. The Cavs trail the Warriors, 2-0, in the NBA Finals this year and have come home to Cleveland. But this time is different: Kevin

The Warriors have a Game 3 problem

CLEVELAND — Think of any cheesy horror film. Teenagers know there’s a homicidal wingnut loose. Hey, don’t go in the woods. But they do. Again and again and again. Now you get the basic plot for the Warriors in postseason Game 3s before this season. They had lost five straight Game

The problem with Cavs’ plan for LeBron James’ last stand

CLEVELAND — Same situation — sort of — one year later. The Cavaliers trailed the Warriors, 2-0, in the NBA Finals last year and came home to Cleveland. The Cavs trail the Warriors, 2-0, in the NBA Finals this year and have come home to Cleveland. But this time is different: Kevin

The problem with Cavs’ plan for LeBron James’ last stand

CLEVELAND — Same situation — sort of — one year later. The Cavaliers trailed the Warriors, 2-0, in the NBA Finals last year and came home to Cleveland. The Cavs trail the Warriors, 2-0, in the NBA Finals this year and have come home to Cleveland. But this time is different: Kevin

Steve Kerr returns to coach Warriors in Game 2 of NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. — Warriors coach Steve Kerr walked into the press interview room a little less than two hours before tip-off of Game 2 of the NBA Finals. “Hi everybody. Any questions or not?” Kerr’s presence answered some of the biggest questions surrounding the Finals, like: Will he or won’t he? Kerr,

Steve Kerr returns to coach Warriors in Game 2 of NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. — Warriors coach Steve Kerr walked into the press interview room a little less than two hours before tip-off of Game 2 of the NBA Finals. “Hi everybody. Any questions or not?” Kerr’s presence answered some of the biggest questions surrounding the Finals, like: Will he or won’t he? Kerr,

Warriors wait and hope for a Steve Kerr miracle

OAKLAND, Calif. — Right before the NBA Finals began, Steve Kerr said if he felt good, he should coach the Warriors, and if he didn’t, he shouldn’t. On Friday there was a report of “optimism” around the Warriors that Kerr could coach in Game 2 Sunday. Kerr has been out since

Warriors wait and hope for a Steve Kerr miracle

OAKLAND, Calif. — Right before the NBA Finals began, Steve Kerr said if he felt good, he should coach the Warriors, and if he didn’t, he shouldn’t. On Friday there was a report of “optimism” around the Warriors that Kerr could coach in Game 2 Sunday. Kerr has been out since

Warriors wait and hope for a Steve Kerr miracle

OAKLAND, Calif. — Right before the NBA Finals began, Steve Kerr said if he felt good, he should coach the Warriors, and if he didn’t, he shouldn’t. On Friday there was a report of “optimism” around the Warriors that Kerr could coach in Game 2 Sunday. Kerr has been out since