Warriors were not a championship team, says coach Steve Kerr – NBA Blog – NBA Basketball Blog


Via the Bay Area News Group:

Steve Kerr surveyed the visitors’ locker room at Crypto.com Arena Friday night and saw tired eyes and disappointed faces looking back at him.

The Warriors’ season was over. It had ended with a 122-101 drubbing at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers. It had ended in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals, two big steps short of the NBA Finals, where six of their last eight seasons have ended, five times with a championship.

There was sadness in the room, but there had been time to come to grips with the reality. The Warriors, in a microcosm of their season-long struggles on the road, had trailed by double-digits the entire second half. They were down by 20 points with nine minutes to play.

Kerr noted that the Warriors were one of eight teams still playing this week.

“That’s probably where we should be,” a top-eight team in the league, Kerr said. “This is not a championship team.

“When you go 11-30 on the road during the regular season, that’s not what championship teams do,” Kerr said. “It felt like all season we were desperately trying to recapture what we had last year and we did a pretty damn good job of finding something here over the last month.”

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