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President Trump takes another shot at Warriors' Steve Kerr over China

President Trump takes another shot at Warriors' Steve Kerr over China

Steve Kerr tried to take the high road Thursday, but it didn't defuse the situation with President Donald Trump.

At 11:25 p.m. ET on Friday, President Trump fired up Twitter and took another shot at the Warriors coach.

The latest tweet from President Trump continues the war of words between him and Kerr.

During a press conference Wednesday, President Trump called out Kerr and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich for what he believed were weak answers on the NBA-China controversy.

A day later, Kerr spoke to reporters in San Francisco and offered a thoughtful response. He shared stories of his experiences with previous presidents and how different things are now.

“I realize the horse was out of the barn a long time ago,” Kerr said Thursday. “But for me personally, this was my experience with, wow, has the office sunken low. My hope is that we can find a mature unifier, from either party, to sit in that chair and try to restore some dignity to the Oval Office again. And I think it will happen.”

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The Warriors practice on Saturday, and Kerr likely will get his chance to respond to President Trump's latest tweet.

NBA rumors: Warriors assign Kevon Looney to G League in Santa Cruz

NBA rumors: Warriors assign Kevon Looney to G League in Santa Cruz

Kevon Looney reportedly is headed to Surf City.

Golden State assigned the big man to its G League affiliate in Santa Cruz, a source told Anthony Slater of The Athletic.

Looney is not expected to play in any games for Santa Cruz, a source told Connor Letourneau of The San Francisco Chronicle.

Looney played in the Warriors' season opener but then was shut down because of a neuropathy condition.

On Nov. 6, the Warriors announced that they "are hopeful and encouraged that the treatment plan prescribed for him will allow Kevon to return to action in the near future. An update on his expected return-to-play timeline will be provided in two weeks."

Wednesday will be the official two-week mark, so it's unclear if there will be another update provided then.

Santa Cruz's next game is Thursday at 7pm PT on NBC Sports Bay Area.

Looney made 12 appearances for the Sea Dubs in 2015-16, and four in 2016-17.

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Why Steve Kerr hasn't called Phil Jackson to talk Warriors' struggles

Why Steve Kerr hasn't called Phil Jackson to talk Warriors' struggles

Steve Kerr has learned a lot from Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson over the years, and still considers the "Zen Master" one of his mentors.

But as the Warriors' coach continues to navigate this difficult season, he won't be leaning on Jackson for advice.

"Phil doesn’t know anything about a losing team," Kerr recently told Mark Medina of USA Today Sports, before laughing. "So there’s no point in calling him."

Jackson -- who won 11 NBA titles with the Bulls (six) and Lakers (five) -- never experienced a losing campaign in 20 seasons as an NBA head coach.

He boasts a regular season record of 1155 wins and 485 losses, and a playoff record of 229 wins and 104 losses.

Over his first five years with Golden State, Kerr's win percentage was even higher -- as he went 322-88 during the regular season and 77-28 in the postseason.

But the Warriors are 2-12 this season and it's not crazy to think they could finish with the worst record in the league.

So while Kerr's win-loss mark is going to take a hit, it might end up helping in the long run if the Warriors secure a top-3 pick in the 2020 draft.

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“The goal is to try to win every game," Kerr told Medina. "The reality is we’re not (doing) enough to do so right now. The other stuff, we don’t control. Whatever happens, happens.

"Our goal is to go out there and try to perform our best every night, get better and try to build something positive.”

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