On May 14, 2014, every news agency published stories about the Golden State Warriors’ new head coach, Steve Kerr. The most important thing about this signing, which was 5 years, 25 million dollars, is that Stephen Curry, the superstar for the Warriors, is content with this. He likes Kerr and seems to be motivated, despite the loss of former coach and friend, Mark Jackson.
As one of the greatest 3-point shooters of all-time (% wise), Kerr will definitely allow Curry and Thompson to grow as players. Many Warrior fans are not content with the signing, however, because they feel as if Jackson did a fantastic job with the team. While this may be true, the Warriors should have also had a much better record than they did. Unfortunately for them, they lost some very winnable games because their offensive game went flat.
Under Kerr, that’s never going to happen.
Other critics of the signing say that Kerr may not be able to force that defensive intensity that the Warriors come through with in crunch time. Andre Iguodala, Andrew Bogut, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, some of the NBA’s Elite defensive players, however, aren’t going to simply stop playing defense. Also, much of the Warriors’ coaching staff is still there, so they will know how to keep up with the team’s defensive consistency.
If all goes well under Kerr and players are motivated, Curry and Thompson could both average well over 20 points per game, making them one of the best backcourts of all time. Is this even possible?