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How Kerr tunes out social-media criticism, keeps perspective

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Warriors' Steve Kerr

Steve Kerr's Warriors lost 60 more games in the last three seasons than Golden State did in his first three as head coach.

You can chalk it up to a combination of complacency from multiple-time champions in 2017-18 and 2018-19 and the injuries that prevented the Warriors from taking off last season, but Kerr has, at times, faced more criticism from Golden State's fan base during those three seasons than he did in his first three.

Kerr admitted to NBC Sports Bay Area's Grant Liffmann on Wednesday's episode of "Dubs Talk" that he has read the criticism, making sure not to "read the comments" and "keep scrolling down." The Warriors coach maintains perspective by remembering that it comes with the territory of his position. 

"We're all human. We all wanna be liked. We all wanna be complimented for the job we're doing," Kerr said on "Dubs Talk." "And so when things don't go well and you get criticized, it hurts for sure. So you just have to understand this is part of the gig, don't obsess about it and, really, just assess the team and figure out what we need to do to get better."

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Kerr immediately tasted success with the Warriors, winning an NBA championship in his first season, breaking his Chicago Bulls' seemingly untouchable regular-season wins record in his second and becoming the fastest coach in professional sports history to win 300 games during his fourth season. He consistently noted how atypical the experience was compared to "normal" life in the NBA, preparing himself for the relative rollercoaster of the Warriors' most recent seasons.

 

You can learn more about how Kerr tunes out the social-media noise in the video above, and stay tuned for more HeadStrong 2.0 features throughout January.

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