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Steve Kerr embarrassed by F-bomb tirade: 'My daughter sent me the meme'

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Steve Kerr embarrassed by F-bomb tirade: 'My daughter sent me the meme'

Without uttering the words “sorry” or “apologize,” Steve Kerr feels a measure of shame and made it clear he regrets the language used in a tirade that was captured by national TV cameras this week.

Angry with officials in the first quarter of the Warriors-Spurs game Thursday in San Antonio, Kerr was overheard hurling a couple F-bombs toward the crew. The video/audio raced through the internet, resulting in the coach being tapped with a bit of family discipline.

“I need to do better. Honestly, I need to do better,” Kerr told reporters in Denver on Saturday. “My daughter sent me the meme. It was all over the internet. I just hung my head in shame.

“I'm very passionate and intense. But I can't use that kind of wording. I would never say that to anybody in a normal setting. It's just awful. I say that and thought, ‘Oh God, what's the matter with me?’ I’ve got to do better.”

Kerr playfully placed the blame on Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, one of his mentors, who also showered officials with similarly colorful language and was assessed back-to-back technical fouls and ejected with 4:47 remaining in a 112-92 Warriors win.

Aware that his temper could get the best of him in the future, Kerr got a tip from one of his former teammates at the University of Arizona in the 1980s.

“I talked to Tom Tolbert yesterday and he said I have to do what the NFL coaches do with the laminated placard,” Kerr said. “That might be the right idea.

“But, no, there's a certain amount of yelling you have to do as a coach when you don't like what's going on. Maybe you're trying to motivate your guys, maybe you're trying to get on the ref to change the momentum a little bit. That's all part of it.

“But what I said the other night was inexcusable. I can't use that kind of language.”

In short, Kerr realizes he was wrong and won’t do it again. Unless he does.

Andre Iguodala uses a CJ McCollum tweet to prove a point to Brandon Jennings

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Andre Iguodala uses a CJ McCollum tweet to prove a point to Brandon Jennings

It's mid-August and we are all bored right now.

We want the NBA regular season to arrive.

But since we can't speed the calendar up, we have to settle for some fun Twitter banter.

This time, it involved Andre Iguodala, Brandon Jennings and CJ McCollum.

It all started on Tuesday night when Jennings tweeted his Top 5 shooting guards ever, and Iguodala responded:

This led to a back-and-forth, and the following explanation:

Then on Wednesday morning, McCollum was back in the headlines (you can read about that here) -- which led to him tweeting:

Iguodala saw this tweet and assumed the four Hall of Famers McCollum was referencing were Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.

Iguodala assumed correctly.

Fun stuff!

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Daryl Morey 'really curious' to see the Warriors with DeMarcus Cousins: 'Gonna be interesting'

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Daryl Morey 'really curious' to see the Warriors with DeMarcus Cousins: 'Gonna be interesting'

If you are alive and love basketball, you have an opinion about DeMarcus Cousins signing with the Warriors.

On Wednesday morning, Rockets GM Daryl Morey shared his thoughts:

"I was really curious. Bob (Myers) is really good at his job. He likes to take smart gambles like I do, so I understood the move," Morey said on The Dan Patrick Show. "But it's gonna be interesting. Coach Kerr is one of the best, too. It's a little scary. They'll probably figure out how to make it work, but it's a little bit hard on paper to figure out how to make it work.

"But we do that well and so do they. They're gonna be a tough out again, obviously. They're arguably the best team in NBA history. They're on their path to maybe be able to make that argument."

[RELATED: Kevin Durant reveals when he knew he was signing with Warriors, business partner says that's 'hardly factual']

It is fair to assume there will be some bumps along the way when it comes to assimilating Cousins.

If everybody is healthy and available, who closes games? If Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green are automatically on the floor during crunch time, that means either Andre Iguodala or Cousins will close the game on the bench.

It will be a balancing act for Kerr and the coaching staff...

The Warriors host the Rockets on Jan. 3 and Feb. 23 and play in Houston on Nov. 15 and March 13.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller