Warriors coach Steve Kerr always is good for a solid quote, especially when it comes to his good friend, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.
Kerr, who is coaching under Popovich on Team USA for the FIBA World Cup, couldn't help himself when asked about former two-time MVP Tim Duncan joining Pop's staff in San Antonio.
"Tim's going to run the show down there," Kerr jokingly said to reporters Monday in Las Vegas. "He's already told the rest of the staff that he's the only one who's not fireable on the staff. And he's right. Pop can't fire Tim Duncan. Think about it.
"The rest of the guys are all expendable. So Tim is going to walk in there, and he's probably not going to do anything. He'll probably sit on the bench and sip tea."
"[Duncan] has already told everyone on the staff he's the only one who's not fireable on the staff, and he's right. ... He probably won't even do anything."— ESPN (@espn) August 5, 2019
Steve Kerr says Spurs assistant Tim Duncan is untouchable 🤣 pic.twitter.com/bI1aMjlhhJ
Kerr was coached by Popovich and teammates with Duncan for four seasons in San Antonio -- 1998-2001 and 2002-03. He averaged 3.7 points while shooting 39.4 percent from beyond the arc as a Spur and won two titles.
All jokes aside, Kerr is kind of right. While Duncan surely will contribute a bit more than sipping tea on the bench, could you imagine Popovich firing the legendary Spurs big man?
Yeah, that's not going to happen.