Steve Kerr, coach for Golden State Warriors, is out of the game and could possibly miss all of the NBA playoffs in light of continuing complications after the back surgery that sidelined him last season.
Mike Brown, Warriors assistant coach, acted in Kerr’s place as Golden State took a 3-0 series lead over the Portland Trail Blazers, and Kerr also announced that he is going to miss Game 4 and quite possibly the entire postseason.
“This is not going to be a case where I’m coaching one night and not coaching the next,” Kerr said. “We’re hoping that over the next week or two, whatever it is, I can sort of make a definitive realization, deduction or just feel that I’m going to do this or I’m not.”
After Kerr’s first season in the role of a head coach got them in a championship, Kerr had back surgery that resulted in complications leaving him in chronic pain. The 51-year-old Kerr appeared to overcome his pain this season, he said, but the symptoms returned in the past week.