Draymond Green's leadership was vital throughout the Warriors' five straight runs to the NBA Finals, providing the glue for one of the league's most talented units ever.
"Really leading from a different place, he's always been kind of our emotional leader and he still is, but he's also become more of a teacher, because this group needs more education than the group that went to the Finals five years in a row," Kerr said. "That team was filled with veterans who sort of knew everything, and so that was more emotional leadership from Draymond. Now, he's become more of a teacher, and he's well-suited for it."
Like rookie James Wiseman, Draymond got a delayed start to Warriors training camp, and still was working himself into shape during his first few games back on the court.
He nevertheless remained a presence around the Warriors' youthful roster, providing guidance from the bench with that unmistakable voice.
Kerr also began his NBA head coaching career with a run of major success, and he has spoken about adjusting his own coaching style as the Warriors' roster has changed.
At 4-4, the Warriors seem to be trending in the right direction after a very slow start to the 2020-21 NBA season. With Green playing educator, this group only stands to improve as the year wears on.