OAKLAND -- Warriors coach Steve Kerr has attended every practice for three solid weeks now, and he has been in the building all five games in that span, most recently Thursday night at Oracle Arena for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
As much he’d like to resume full-time coaching duties, there remains uncertainty regarding when he’ll be able to return to the bench he vacated on April 23.
Though the job is there for Kerr whenever he can take it, barring a stunning development in the next 24 hours, he will again restrict himself to the locker room for Game 2 on Sunday afternoon while acting coach Mike Brown coaches the game.
“They’re all on the table,” general manager Bob Myers said Saturday of the team’s coaching options.
Once again, though, it was Brown who took the podium for the news conference. He said he would continue to operate as he has over the past six weeks and that the ongoing uncertainty has had no effect on his preparation.
“No, because in my mind with what Bob and Steve both told me, they both said, ‘Hey, you're the coach until we tell you otherwise,’” Brown said. “So it's simple for me to plan that way. And then if there comes a time that I'm not, I would have been prepared to coach the game if I needed to, but it's easy for me to take a step back.”