OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers fully expects Steve Kerr to find a solution to his debilitating health issues and be back on the bench without being forced out of coaching altogether because of complications from two back surgeries.
It just might not be right away. Myers says, “What he’s facing is fixable.”
The 51-year-old Kerr plans to be examined at Stanford this week and is away from the team until he feels well enough to return.
He didn’t coach the NBA-best Warriors in Games 3 and 4 at Portland last week while dealing with symptoms that make him extremely uncomfortable.
For now, top assistant Mike Brown is leading the way with an experienced coaching staff and veteran team as the Warriors wait to learn their next opponent — the Los Angeles Clippers or Utah — after sweeping Portland in four games.