In just eight seasons on the NBA bench, Steve Kerr he has played in six finals and has now won four titles. If we add to that the 73 wins in the 2015/16 season, a regular season record, we have one of the most impressive honors in NBA history.
Not forgetting the five rings he won (three with Chicago, two with San Antonio) as a player, between 1989 and 2003. So much so that Steve Kerr is now the first former player-turned-coach to have won at least four titles in shorts and then in suit.
Of the four trophies won with Golden State, isn’t 2022 basically the most special?
“All titles are unique and special”he answers at a press conference. “This is perhaps the most unlikely, given the last few years. There were so many unknowns. Klay Thompson’s injury and many young players to integrate. »
“I still hope to see a team win a title without having a great defense”
Former coach Jeff Van Gundy felt, commenting on Game 6, that this group was less talented than those crowned in 2015, 2017 and 2018. What do you think?
“I am not criticizing Jeff, but this comment is relative. We had Kevin Durant for three years and those teams, with him, were untouchable. This team has been compared to the one from 2015 and there are certainly similarities. We have a very talented group and our defense has been remarkable in these Finals, especially in the last three games. »
Defense is the identity of this team and that’s what Steve Kerr will remember when he talks about the 2021/22 Warriors.
“I was lucky to be part of these formations in my career. I’m still waiting to see a team win a title without having a great defense. So for me, what got this team through the hurdles in the playoffs was our defense. That’s what makes this group special, aside from Stephen Curry, of course: intensity and versatility on defense. Draymond Green is the leader of it all, but you add Andrew Wiggins, Gary Payton II, the emergence of Kevon Looney, the return of Klay Thompson… It took a collective effort to pull it off and this formidable group did it. »
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|Gary Payton II||71||17.6||61.6||35.8||60.3||1.0||2.5||3.5||0.9||0.6||1.4||0.3||1.8||7.1|
|Juan Toscano Anderson||73||13.6||48.9||32.2||57.1||0.4||2.0||2.4||1.7||0.9||0.7||0.2||1.6||4.1|
|Chris Chioza||3. 4||10.9||29.6||32.1||66.7||0.3||0.8||1.1||1.9||0.9||0.4||0.0||0.9||2.0|