And, partway through Monday's game, Golden State head coach Steve Kerr chose to turn the coaching clipboard over to his players. Given how successful the Warriors were on Monday, who knows, maybe he'll give the players additional opportunities to play the role of a coach moving forward. At this point in the year, teams have played almost 60 games in three months without more than four days of rest in between contests.
With two games remaining before the All-Star break, it is unknown whether the Warriors will also hold Green out of Wednesday's game against the Blazers in Portland, thereby giving Green two full games to rest before the All-Star break. Kerr averaged 11.2 points over his four-year career, including a senior season in which he made 57.3 percent of his 3-pointers, an NCAA record. They're exhausted of my voice - I'm exhausted of my voice. I think just having to count on each other and not hearing my voice, which sort of sounds like Charlie Brown's teacher at this point - that is what I sound like to them.
"It has been a long haul these last few years".
Reserve center JaVale McGee was tasked with running the team's preparatory film session.
Video surfaced on Tuesday morning of Kerr handing his clipboard to his Warriors players during their win in Oakland on Monday night. "As coaches our job is to nudge them, guide them, we don't control them".
Expect Curry, Thompson and Kevin Durant to run amok for about 25 minutes each, before sitting out the entire last quarter after they build a game-winning lead in the first 36 minutes. I like where our team is.
This game will present no problems for the Warriors, even though they aren't playing at their best at the moment. It's their team and they have to take ownership of it.
The Warriors will also be looking for their 12th consecutive victory over the Suns as the Pacific Division foes meet for the first time this season.
Later it was Draymond Green's turn to coach. It seemed fitting since Green was already dressed in a suit since he sat out with a sprained left index finger. "I wasn't trying to obviously go for a steal and be able to get out of position, but it opened up like it did".
That really is perfectly played.
"It was different", coach Jay Triano said of the Suns' new look. Not to mention reactionary fans around the basketball world, we can just envision how the media would respond if James was out there holding a clip board and calling plays. You have to score with them. If you really want your people to succeed, give them the guidance they need; and then get out of the way and watch them soar.