Published: Sun, May 14, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Warriors' Kerr returns to practice for 1st time in 3 weeks

Warriors' Kerr returns to practice for 1st time in 3 weeks

Head coach Steve Kerr returned to Golden State Warriors practice on Saturday as he continued to ramp up his activity in hopes of a comeback to the bench.

It's the first time Kerr has been at a home practice since he took a leave of absence in the middle of the first round to find a remedy for the pain he's been dealing with stemming from back surgery he had nearly two years ago. He's obviously been doing his homework in between. His ability to be here means a lot.

It was unclear whether the 51-year-old Kerr would watch the Warriors from the arena for Sunday's Game 1 or stay home.

Kerr missed 43 games last season due to back issues, and the Warriors went 39-4 with current Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton leading the way.

He attended a meeting at team headquarters Friday, one week after his latest procedure to fix leaking spinal fluid. Still, when I think of that stat, it brings to mind the Oscar winning (best actor, best cinematography) 2007 film, There Will Be Blood. With few exceptions, he has also not had a major role in game-planning and practices.

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Slater managed to nab a photo of Kerr talking to Mike Brown at Warriors practice on Saturday as well.

"I'll just coach until they tell me otherwise", Brown said. He's the guy that laid the foundation and got everybody headed in the right directions. "Not just the players, but us as a staff, so it was good to see him out here today".

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"There's a chance he may be [on site Sunday for game one against the Spurs]".

On the Podcast: Warriors assistant coach Jarron Collins breaks down the Spurs match-up in the Western Conference finals and discusses Steve Kerr's absence and JaVale McGee's success. The Spurs have already lost point guard Tony Parker for the rest of the postseason and were without All-Star Kawhi Leonard in their clinching Game 6 victory over Houston in the second round because of a left ankle injury.

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