Published: Tue, May 30, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

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Assistant coach Mike Brown has guided the Warriors to 10 consecutive wins since taking over for Kerr. "But I'm not ready to coach yet".

"Mike's been incredible. It's an awkward situation, again this is so unique", Kerr said.

Kerr has not coached since Game 3 of the Warriors' matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the postseason due to complications from back surgery. Yes, this is a team featuring Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, a roster full of so much firepower that the Warriors are heavy favorites heading into the NBA Finals against as stiff an opponent as LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. "I think my messaging is important, and I think we found the right balance where, I'll help out here but I'm not going to be on the sidelines during the games. So he has to make those [in-game] decisions", Kerr said. "I was uncomfortable and in a lot of pain, but I did fine".

"I'm not well enough to coach games, and I know that [because] I coached all 82 games and I did OK", Kerr explained. "It is weird. But we're doing okay". After a pause, he smiled and said, "It's coming".

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If Brown remains in charge, he will get an opportunity to face a Cavaliers organization that fired him in 2010, rehired him in 2013 and fired him again in 2014.

The last time Kerr addressed the media prior to Monday was in between Games 2 and 3 of the opening round of the playoffs.

Kerr said he expects to re-evaluate his fitness after Game 1 of the eagerly anticipated series, the third year in a row the Cavs and Warriors have met in the NBA Finals. "I would say I've gotten a little bit better, that's why I'm here talking to you right now, but you can probably tell I'm not sitting here happy-go-lucky".

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