SAN FRANCISCO, California – Although he has not yet agreed to a new contract to extend his current one, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr stated on Monday that he is confident in his ability to stay with the team.
When the 2023/2024 season begins at the end of October, Kerr, who has coached the Warriors to four NBA titles since taking over as coach in 2014, will have completed the first year of his deal.
The 57-year-old nevertheless stated to reporters on Monday that he is hopeful he can reach an understanding with ownership Joe Lacob and new executive vice president Mike Dunleavy Jr. and is unconcerned about signing a new contract in the future.
I feel fantastic about my role here, Kerr remarked. I intend to be present. I have a lot of faith that something will get done since I know that Mike and Joe want me here.
No ambiguity regarding the future of his long-term deal, according to Kerr, has ever caused him to feel uneasy during a game.
Regardless of whether he had an additional year or not, Kerr remarked, “You know, I’m perfectly capable of coaching.” “No real difference. But I completely anticipate being here.
As for the Warriors, Dunleavy said they were content to wait before giving Kerr and top player Klay Thompson new contracts. Additionally, Thompson is beginning the last year of his current contract.
We will not stop talking because there is not really a deadline that we must meet soon, according to Dunleavy.
The major objective, however, is to keep those guys safe going ahead, and I believe they share a similar sentiment. However, we remain upbeat, and I believe that we are currently in a strong position.
Chris Paul, a 12-time All-Star who joined the Warriors from Phoenix, has strengthened their lineup for the next campaign.
In the off-season, according to Kerr, the 38-year-old had already had an impact.
Chris prefers phone calls over messages, so that is one reason I really like him, Kerr added. Chris is a dinosaur. He desires to speak.
This summer, we have had three to five interesting chats.
Without a doubt, we have engaged in a lot of conflict over the years.
He is one of the best competitors I have ever seen, and I am excited to be his coach because he knows what wins and has a mastery of the game.