Steve Kerr is among the most successful head coaches of this decade. His teams play an uptempo style, rotating the ball around, and he has vowed not to depart from those roots.
The Warriors rose from a team with elite talent into perennial championship contenders under Steve Kerr. Through 6 seasons in charge of Golden State, Kerr led them to 5 straight Finals in his first 5 seasons.
Steph Curry won a unanimous MVP award – the only one in history – and the Warriors set the record for best regular season ever, going 73-9.
‘I think I would resign first’ – Kerr dismisses idea of running an iso-centric offense around Steph Curry
We’ve all come to see over the past 6 seasons that Steph is best utilized as a player moving without the ball. During the 2015-16 season, Steph averaged over 30 points a game in fewer than 33 minutes.
Steve Kerr on the Warriors next season:
“We’re not reinventing the wheel. We’re still gonna be the Warriors. We’re not gonna all of a sudden turn into the Rockets and change our offense and have one guy go high pick-and-roll 70 times a game.” pic.twitter.com/cgDfTSPv4J
— Top Ball Coverage (@TopBallCoverage) October 7, 2020
The Warriors would blow their opponents out in 3 quarters more often than not, embarking on some scoring barrages.
On being asked by The Athletic’s Warriors writer Tim Kawakami whether he would run an iso-heavy offense, Kerr replied with:
“I think I would resign first. We’ve got to be ourselves, and what make Steph and Klay [Thompson] the players they are is the combination of what they can do on and off ball. That’s what moves defenses.”
Curry rained in 402 3-pointers in the most efficient shooting season ever, and Klay complemented him with 276 of his own. The whole team shot a crazy 41.6% from 3, which is the second highest figure in NBA history.
The Warriors’ motion offense was a thing of beauty, and made all the more deadlier for 3 seasons with Durant’s arrival. There is little doubt that Kerr would deviate from a formula that has brought him a 50% championship rate.