Gregg Popovich says Steve Kerr has ‘gone through hell’ past 2 years
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May 14, 2017 - 3:48pm
Seven months ago, before San Antonio’s season-opening rout of the Warriors, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was asked whether he still gives Steve Kerr advice.
[...] late Sunday morning, ahead of Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against Golden State, Popovich struck a more serious tone when discussing his longtime protege.
Kerr is three weeks into an indefinite hiatus from the bench to tend to chronic pain, and his status for the rest of the playoffs remains in doubt.
During his pregame presser Sunday, Warriors acting head coach Mike Brown said Kerr had talked about watching Game 1 in Oracle Arena.
[...] of whether he sees Kerr on Sunday, Popovich will make the time to check in with the man who won the 1999 and 2003 NBA titles with him as a reserve guard.
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