Steve Kerr has seen plenty of success during his tenure as the Warriors head coach. In just six seasons, Kerr has won over 70 percent of his regular-season games and helped bring three NBA championships to the Bay Area.
The coach told 95.7 The Game on Friday that he first realized he might be captaining a dynasty during the 2015 NBA Playoffs.
“For me, the moment was when we beat Houston in the West Finals in 2015,” Kerr said. “We had maybe a 12-point lead with about 45 seconds left, and I was standing up near halfcourt, kind of leaning against the scorer’s table.
“There was a dead ball, and that was the moment when we realized we were going to win, the crowd realized it, our team realized it. And I just soaked it all in, I remember just looking (at) the entire panoramic view around Oracle and just soaking it all. It was such an incredible moment to be heading back to the Finals for the first time in 40 years.”
Warriors fans had sat through so many rough seasons and come up short in the postseason for several years in a row prior to Kerr’s arrival, but that night marked the de facto beginning of the organization’s perch atop the NBA, where they’d stay for the next five seasons.
A disastrous 2019-20 season riddled with injuries brought many back to reality, but it likely won’t continue even if the NBA restarts the season after the coronavirus pause.
Golden State then can look forward to restarting the dynasty in 2020-21 with a healthy Steph Curry and Klay Thompson back on the court.
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