Apparently, Steve Kerr would rather be somewhere else than in the Warriors preseason game.
On Monday the Golden State Warriors faced off the Phoenix Suns at Oracle Arena in Oakland, losing 117-109. But neither the final result nor the game the current champions displayed was what people were talking about afterward.
Less than a minute into the third quarter, Curry set an illegal screen on Suns’ Trevor Ariza picking up his third offensive foul of the game — and fifth for the Warriors. Later he got a technical foul after exchanging some words with the referee, to which his coach for the last four years strongly disagreed with. Steve Kerr stepped onto the court to argue with the official Ben Taylor, causing his immediate ejection from the game. But the former Chicago Bulls player didn’t exit the court before telling the official that he didn’t want to be there anyway while waving goodbye.
"I don't wanna be here anyway" - Steve Kerr after being tossed 😂 pic.twitter.com/QKpINbE9HH— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 9, 2018
But Kerr didn’t’ take the ejection too serious.
“We had a good post-game spread,” Kerr told reporters after the game jokingly, “It’s usually out there by the late third quarter. I wanted to be the first one at the buffet.”
What is certain is that Steve Kerr has proven to be a coach who supports his players on and off the court and with this type of actions he makes that statement — and the preseason is the best time to do it.
“I was trying to make a point and back up my guys,” Kerr said. “We had all of these offensive fouls one after another. I finally had enough. ... I was frustrated and was in the wrong, obviously. I got what I deserved.”
When Step Curry was asked about Kerr’s ejection after the game, he pointed out that to know that your coach stands up for you, it means a lot as a player.
“We’re all in this together. We have to have each other’s backs,” Curry said. “That’s one of our core principles. He has opportunities to try to influence things with outbursts if he needs to and stuff he says in the locker room. Whatever the case is, knowing we’re out there giving everything we got throughout the year, coach has your back. He’s not pinching his wallet when he has the opportunity. When he speaks his mind, it means a lot.”