I’m not going to write up this move at this time, as I’m awaiting further developments on the coaching staff, and the roster. The construction of the staff around Kerr will obviously be hugely significant. Consider this story from the LA Times that states that Kerr has had several conversations with Alvin Gentry about becoming the Warriors “associate head coach in charge of the offense.” That has me scratching my head on several levels. I love Gentry as a coach, and kind of wonder why he wasn’t considered for the head coach job himself. Too much experience? Has his own opinions? Not enough “respectfulness” and “humility”? Doesn’t play golf?
If you care to look them up, I did give my initial reactions to the hiring on twitter (@feltbot) and in Comment 157 of the last thread.
I also gave a few thoughts on the other issue of the day, trading David Lee for Kevin Love, in Comment 159 of the last thread. As for the Marcus Thompson created rumor of Warriors’ interest in Carmelo Anthony, I’m just praying that Joe Lacob isn’t dumb enough to chain Stephen Curry to that selfish ball-stopper. We all saw how Linsanity ended, didn’t we?
At the moment, I’m still chewing over this conundrum: Mark Jackson, Hall of Fame point guard, got 3 years, $6 million as a rookie coach. Jason Kidd, Hall of Fame point guard, got 4 years, $10.5 million. Steve Kerr, career back-up spot-up shooter, got 5 years, $25 million.
What am I missing here?
Get the picture? OK, I’m off to play some golf.