DeMarcus Cousins' big contract in free agency will make Steve Kerr happy

DeMarcus Cousins' big contract in free agency will make Steve Kerr happy

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Steve Kerr's thoughts about DeMarcus Cousins' future (or lack thereof) with the Warriors has not changed one bit.

“It’s a one-year deal. We’re not going to have money to sign him next year," the Warriors' head coach told reporters back in November. "He knows that.

"So we’d like him to help us win a championship. And we’d like to help him get a great contract next year, somewhere else.”

And what is Kerr thinking now?

“There’s just no money. When this summer comes, hopefully not until after the Finals, I’m going to be thrilled for him when another team comes in and offers a ton of money," Kerr told Anthony Slater of The Athletic. "Because he deserves it. He’s that good. He’s been great for us.

"I’m going to be happy for him, but sad to see him go.”

Over his first 19 games this season, Boogie averaged 15.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.6 blocks while shooting 45 percent from the field and 23.3 percent from deep.

Over his last 11 games, he's averaging 18.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks while shooting 52.3 percent overall and 34.3 percent from beyond the arc.

Cousins is happy and the Warriors are feeling really good about where they stand entering the playoffs.

“I just know that — and you can write this — this, to me, could not have worked out any better to this point,” Kerr told The Athletic. “He’s healthy. He’s confident. And he’s made us a better team. So everyone’s getting what they wanted.  

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"In the end, there’s almost no way we can keep him because it’s going so well. He’s aware of that, we’re aware of that. There’s no time to think about it right now.

"But when all is said and done, we’re going to be sad to see him go and I think he’s going to be sad to go. Because this is a great situation for both sides."

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Warriors' Steph Curry wants in on next iteration of 'The Match' event

Warriors' Steph Curry wants in on next iteration of 'The Match' event

Warriors star Steph Curry wants in.

Capital One’s “The Match” featuring NFL stars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning playing golf with PGA icons Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson hasn’t exactly gone according to plan. Inclement weather delayed the start, and the former Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks now are realizing just how difficult playing golf on national television can be.

Curry tweeted that he’d like to be included in the next iteration, saying that he's missing being out on the greens.

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His former teammate and course partner Andre Iguodala also is hoping Curry can bring some more skill to the event.

Who would you want to see Curry play with?

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Why Warriors thought Steve Kerr wasn't considering coaching job in 2014

Why Warriors thought Steve Kerr wasn't considering coaching job in 2014

After the Warriors moved on from Mark Jackson as head coach in 2014, the search narrowed on two final candidates: former Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy and then-TNT broadcaster Steve Kerr.

Former Warriors assistant general manager Travis Schlenk was part of the team that interviewed both contenders and says the front office at one point wasn’t sure they’d even get a chance to sit down with Kerr during the process.

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“Steve was being courted very hard by Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks,” Schlenk said  last week on 95.7 The Game. “And at one point during the process, it felt like that’s where he was going to go. And so we didn’t think that we were going to even have an opportunity to really sit down and talk with Steve.

“And I believe it was while we were meeting with Stan down in Orlando, that Steve called Bob and said he kinda had a change of heart and he wanted to meet with us.”

Kerr’s relationship with Jackson went all the way back to their days with Michael Jordan and the Bulls, which America just got to relive through ESPN’s “The Last Dance” documentary series.

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Van Gundy ultimately chose the Detroit Pistons, giving him an opportunity to oversee basketball operations as well as coach the team. Reports at the time indicated the Warriors were not willing to give Van Gundy the same universal control over basketball decision-making.

It’s safe to say Schlenk and the Warriors got the right guy, as Kerr helped bring three NBA championships to the Bay Area and the team’s success eventually led Schlenk to taking over as the Atlanta Hawks’ GM, where he has been since 2017.