Why Kerr believes Warriors GM Myers has more difficult job

Steve Kerr, Bob Myers

Warriors coach Steve Kerr has seen the NBA game from just about every possible angle. Prior to his current position, he put together a 16-year playing career, worked as a television analyst and served as general manager of the Phoenix Suns.

That diverse background certainly aided Kerr in his transition to the coaching ranks, as he had never been a head coach before taking the job with Golden State. But it also makes Kerr somewhat of an authority on the differences between each of those occupations, and when it comes to coaches and GMs, Kerr believes one is a far more challenging job than the other.

"The GM job versus the coach's job is really totally different," Kerr said Friday on KNBR's "Tolbert, Krueger and Brooks" podcast. "I think that what makes the GM job so difficult is that there are literally an unlimited number of moves you could make. It's a blank canvas, whereas as coach, you know the 15 guys on your roster, and you have to shape those guys and make the best team you can. 

"But as GM, you can trade for any player in the league pretty much, you could give up all your picks, you could amass a million picks ... there's so many ways to go about it, and there's no blueprint. It's really, really hard because you just don't know until you see a group of players on the court together whether they're going to be any good. I think the GM job is the much more difficult job of the two."

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After missing the playoffs for the second consecutive season, the Warriors have a crucial offseason ahead of them in which there are far more question marks than certainties. The pressure has been ramped up even further to quickly build Golden State into a contender again, and the roster Kerr enters next season with likely will look considerably different than the one he just had.

Of course, in the meantime, Golden State general manager and president of basketball operations Bob Myers will be tasked with building out that roster, and there is no shortage of directions in which he could go. While Kerr surely has confidence in Myers' ability to find the right answers, the former doesn't envy the challenge that lies ahead of the latter.

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