Kevin Durant on Critics of Steve Kerr Letting Players Coach: ‘Who Gives a S–t?’

Kevin Durant on Critics of Steve Kerr Letting Players Coach: ‘Who Gives a S–t?’

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr allowed his players to coach during timeouts in Monday’s win over the Phoenix Suns, a move Kevin Durant doesn’t think was a big deal.

"Everybody just loves to hate on the Warriors," Durant said Wednesday, per reporter Sean Highkin. "Whatever we do, they don’t want to just say they hate us, so they’re going to make excuses up on why they don’t like us or why it was disrespectful. Who gives a s–t?" 

The strategy paid off as the Warriors earned a 129-83 victory, although some thought they weren’t taking the game seriously. Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post discussed the situation:

However, Kerr believed it was a product of the roster’s construction.

"We have a veteran team," the coach said Tuesday on 97.5 The Game (via "You turn over the timeout huddles to the players so that they can discuss strategy on their own. I don’t think it’s earth-shattering news."

The Warriors have won two of the last three NBA titles with a significant part of the core—including Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala—playing together for at least five years. Durant is in his second season with the team, but he seems comfortable with his surroundings.

With Golden State leading the NBA with a 44-13 record, the team could afford to take risks against one of the league’s worst teams.

Although Kerr’s coaching decision might’ve offended some, it seems no one on the Warriors considered it significant.

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via Bleacher Report – Front Page

February 14, 2018 at 01:06PM


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