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The other thing is that Steve can go to Kevin or Steph and talk to them as a former superstar who's been in their shoes. I can't do that. He was a two-time M.V.P. He's literally lived their life. I didn't live their life as a player; I lived Ian Clark's life.feedback
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Oct 16 2017
Steve Kerr has been quoted 250 times. The one recent article where Steve Kerr has been quoted is The Warriors Want Steve Nash in Their Ring Ceremony. He’d Rather Pass. Most recently, Steve Kerr was quoted as having said, “I think fans and the media kind of overrate that whole ring thing. I would trade my career for Nash's in a heartbeat. Would I want to be a role player on championship teams or be a superstar like Steve was and dominate games and seasons?”.
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Oct 07 2017

We can't match what the Bulls did. They won six championships in eight years. And we have two in three years which is great but we'd like to keep going, we'd like to win more so, we have a chance to do something great not only this year but the next few years. But we have to work hard and also get lucky too. You have to stay healthy and things have to go your way so we'll do our best and enjoy the ride while we're on it.feedback

Oct 04 2017

I think it really would have been interesting if they would have picked 24 All-Stars total. And not necessarily made it 12 from each side. If they really wanted to do it and get the 24 best players, maybe that would have been the way to go, but I respect the fact that the league is looking to alter the format, trying to make it better. I think it's good.feedback

Sep 30 2017

Our guys, I think, have made their feelings pretty clear about things that are happening and I'm very proud of the work they do in the community.feedback

Sep 25 2017

The truth is we all struggled with the idea of spending time with a man who has offended us with his words and actions time and again.feedback

Sep 23 2017

I was half-asleep, and she said, There it is. I was not surprised. He was going to break up with us before we could break up with him. That's the way it goes.feedback

Sep 23 2017

In general, the idea of going to the White House as part of a championship team is awesome, an incredible honor. You honor the office, the institution. I can speak from personal experience. It doesn't matter, you set aside personal differences. I've had the pleasure of meeting with [Ronald] Reagan, George Bush, [Bill] Clinton, George W. Bush, [Barack] Obama.feedback

Sep 23 2017 - Inequality

How about the irony of, Free speech is fine if you're a neo-Nazi chanting hate slogans, but free speech is not allowed to kneel in protest? No matter how many times a football player says, I honor our military, but I'm protesting police brutality and racial inequality,' it doesn't matter. Nationalists are saying, You're disrespecting our flag.' Well, you know what else is disrespectful to our flag? Racism. And one's way worse than the other.feedback

Sep 23 2017 - NBA

The idea of civil discourse with a guy who is tweeting and demeaning people and saying the things he's saying is sort of far-fetched. Can you picture us really having a civil discourse with him?feedback

Sep 23 2017

I spent some time last year sort of blasting the president. It was unanimous today. We stand for the things we think our country should stand for -- inclusiveness, equality, diversity, joy and love. It sounds corny, but that's what we stand for.feedback

Sep 23 2017 - Human Rights

The last time athletes have been this outspoken was with Muhammad Ali and Bill Russell. That's the last time probably we've seen this kind of division in the country and with civil rights issues. Now all of a sudden, our country is in a really weird place, and everything is blending together.feedback

Sep 23 2017

I think we would, in normal times, easily be able to set aside political visits, and go visit and have a great time. But these are not ordinary times. Probably the most divisive times in my life, I guess, since Vietnam, when I was just a kid.feedback

Sep 23 2017

I was half-asleep, and she said: 'There it is. There it is.feedback

Sep 23 2017

The president made it really, really difficult for us to honor that institution.feedback

Sep 23 2017 - NBA

I would just say that as someone whose family member was a victim of terrorism, having lost my father, if we're trying to combat terrorism by banishing people from coming to this country, by really going against the principles of what our country is about and creating fear, it's the wrong way of going about it.feedback

Sep 22 2017 - Twitter

It's not a big deal. It's not anything that we're concerned about. He apologized. I told him a story about something that happened to me in my career that was very embarrassing. The fact is, we live in a fish bowl and we are all expected to be in this profession to be outspoken and all of sudden, you can get yourself in trouble unless you just want to completely clam up. It's never been more difficult to be a professional athlete in the spotlight than today with social media. It's tricky. It's a tricky position to be in. He knows he made a mistake...It's not anything that concerns us.feedback

Sep 22 2017

He knows he made a mistake. He's embarrassed by it. As I told him, I've said a lot of things over my life that I've been embarrassed about. It's part of being a human being.feedback

Sep 22 2017

I'm really lucky because I've got a bunch of play makers, I've got a bunch of versatility to play with, so a lot of the things that we try, it's not that far-fetched.feedback

Sep 22 2017

Camp will be so much smoother this year than last year because of all the guys we had to incorporate last year and teach our system and our style and our culture. They know it, so we're only adding a couple of players. But having all of our vets, KD and Zaza [Pachulia], David [West], having all those guys comfortable with what we're doing already along with the core group that's been here the last few years, I expect that we'll be able to get right into camp and make progress right away without having to build too much of the foundation.feedback

Sep 22 2017

We can plug a lot of guys into different spots because they plug a lot of holes. So, the interesting thing this year will be we've got a lot of mouths to feed. ... We've got a lot of guys who are used to playing big minutes, but our players understand what this is about. There's a bigger picture than just playing time and points per game and stats, and that's why a lot of them have come here the last couple years. I'm going to work with them. I'm confident they're going to work with us, and we'll figure out the right formula.feedback

Sep 22 2017

This year reminds me of two years ago, training camp, with the continuity, almost the exact roster coming back.feedback

Sep 22 2017

I think we'll be better this year. We're deeper. As I talked about, the continuity is really important. But the challenge is obvious. Three years in a row in the Finals, trying to make it a fourth. Very few teams in the history of the league have done that, and there's a reason. It's a long haul, so we're going to have to navigate the season, pace ourselves but not lose our edge, and that's the balance we're looking for.feedback

Sep 21 2017

I will put my two cents in, but the players, they're the ones who won the championship, they're the ones who did all the work, and they're the ones who will be very responsible for everything that we do. As a staff we try to guide them on the floor. But in the end, to me it's all about the players. Everything we do is about the players.feedback

Sep 21 2017

I've talked to a couple of them about it. There are a lot of different dynamics to this and different viewpoints. We've got players from all over the world and all over the country, and they're going to have different perspectives, so I think it's important for us all to get in a room and hash it out and decide what we want to do. The league isn't going to tell us what to do. They know it's our decision and that, for me, really, it's the players' decision.feedback

Jul 12 2017

The way the league works, the way the [Collective Bargaining Agreement] works, it really kind of is up to the star player at key times to take a little haircut here and there. Whether that's fair or not, I don't know. But I do know that Tim knew it was dramatically helping his own career and KD understands the same thing.feedback

Jul 12 2017

I told him it reminded me a little bit of Tim Duncan and his time with the Spurs. He made max money, and then at key times in his career, he took a little less so they could add a player here and there.feedback

Jul 11 2017

The way the league works, the way the CBA works, it really kind of is up to the star player at key times to take a little haircut here and there. Whether that's fair or not, I don't know. But I do know that Tim knew it was dramatically helping his own career and KD understands the same thing.feedback

Jul 03 2017

You don't have to be great friends to be great teammates, but I think it helps.feedback

Jul 01 2017

I've said it before, Andre should become an agent when he retires. He was prepared.feedback

Jun 29 2017

It's amazing to have that kind of talent and humility and the team-oriented demeanor that both guys have. The fact that both those guys are so willing to think about and not only with points and shots and everything else but they want to do what's best for the team all the time, every single day. So it's a powerful force when you have that kind of talent and humility, and it sets a great tone for us.feedback

Jun 28 2017

It just felt like the right move on many levels.feedback

Jun 15 2017

I was expecting more.feedback

Jun 15 2017

Oakland represents all of us. You've got people of every race, color, religion, creed, whatever, and everybody's just coming together and loving this team.feedback

Jun 14 2017

I think it's important, but it's also important for the players because it's really about them to make the decision whether they want to go or not.feedback

Jun 14 2017

I'm picturing this scene where I go in and say, hey everybody, everyone be quiet, let's take a vote on whether we want to go to the White House.' Are you insane? That's not going to happen, we're having too much fun for that.feedback

Jun 13 2017

I mean, come on, you got a bunch of guys who are talented and can shoot and pass and dribble, and they're unselfish. There was never any question in my mind that this was going to work. So, this is the culmination of a year where they grew together and learned each other's games and got better and better all year, and it was just phenomenal to be part of.feedback

Jun 13 2017

Well, we had very little talent, actually, it was mostly coaching. We were heartbroken last year, but this year was our turn.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

Trump "couldn't be more ill-suited to be president, because he's a blowhard.feedback

Jun 13 2017

I'm just happy for him. He's had an amazing career, but he just took it to the next level. He was incredible all season long. He had an amazing series, just dominated. Everybody for the last 10 years knew how good he was, but until you break through and win that first championship, there's always still something there. I'm just so happy Kevin has broken through. And there's more to come from him.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - NBA

I want to say a special thank you to Mike Brown and my whole coaching staff.feedback

Jun 13 2017

We're really going against the principles of what our country's about. And creating fear, it's the wrong way to go about it.feedback

Jun 13 2017

The finals are hard. It's the two best teams in the league, and both teams are trying to take things away from each other. So you have to adapt.feedback

Jun 12 2017

We have to be more on edge. I hope we're a little more nervous. We didn't seem that nervous in Game 4. Nervous is good. Appropriate fear is the Gregg Popovich line. You need that. And when we come out the beginning of Game 4 and lose shooters and turn the ball over carelessly, we're obviously not ready.feedback

Jun 12 2017 - NBA

We all felt we needed some fresh blood anyway. Getting to the Finals a third year in a row is so difficult emotionally.feedback

Jun 12 2017 - NBA

This was not getting an isolation guy who needs the ball in his hands. He loves moving without the ball. He loves passing. He loves running the floor. He fit into our system perfectly. We lost some key guys to get him, but you are talking about the second-best player in the world. You don't even think about it. You think, basically, it's a miracle: 'Holy s---,' we are getting KD to this team.feedback

Jun 12 2017 - NBA

Those were basically the only two times we had anything to talk about as a team. What makes our team dynamic is Steph using high screens. We should have been doing more of that around Christmas. We basically told Steph, Just be you again. KD is going to get 25 no matter what.feedback

Jun 11 2017 - NBA

Those are all things that we talk about, and we have to figure that out.feedback

Jun 11 2017 - NBA

We have a whole different set of weapons that we can go to. So do we get him the ball more? Do we get him the ball in a different place? He's already doing pretty well. How can we exploit him in other ways, put him on one side and attack the other side of the floor, create a switch?feedback

Jun 09 2017

The guys in the '50s would have destroyed everybody.feedback

Jun 09 2017

It's just who they are. They all like to pass, they all like to move the ball, and it works pretty well for them.feedback

Jun 08 2017

What are you going to do, trade Draymond because you can't get over it? You have two choices: accept what he does, and that it comes with the occasional outburst, or trade him for a player who isn't as competitive -- a player who won't get kicked out of a game, but also won't get you to Game 7 of the Finals.feedback

Jun 08 2017

He apologized. S--- happens. I never had any doubt the players would get over it.feedback

Jun 08 2017

I think the whole thing was how fun it would be, because of the style of play, because of the individual talents. None of these guys are ball-dominant players. They all love playing off the ball, cutting, moving, passing. And it fits. They fit like a hand in a glove.feedback

Jun 08 2017

I think I said it last night, it just looks like he understands this is his moment, this is his time. He's earned it. He's been in this league for a long time, and he's, I think, at the top of his game at the biggest time.feedback

Jun 08 2017

He took over. You can tell, he knows this is his moment. He's been an amazing player in this league for a long time, and he senses this is his time, his moment, his team.feedback

Jun 08 2017 - Nike

Both those guys were amazing, 38 and 39. But that takes a lot out of you. We just kept telling the guys, they're going to get tired. Stay in front of them. Force them into outside shots, if you can. Fatigue will play a role. When I say his team, I mean it's not literally just his team. We got a group around him that can help him and create space for him with the shooting and the playmaking, and I think he's having the time of his life out there.feedback

Jun 08 2017

I think it was the nature with which they won that game, the force they brought – they blew us out. And I thought that gave them confidence, gave their crowd confidence.feedback

Jun 07 2017

We just felt like the way they play, Kyrie and LeBron had it going the whole game, but that's pretty taxing to go one-on-one the whole game. Both those guys were amazing, 38 and 39. But that takes a lot out of you. And I think when you get guys playing 45, 44 minutes, basically attacking one-on-one the whole game, it's -- you hope eventually it's going to take its toll. I wasn't sure after awhile, they just were going nuts. But I think that we just stayed with it, and our defense finally kicked in.feedback

Jun 05 2017

That's why I got into coaching. My TV gig was pretty good, but I love the competition. This is such an epic matchup. These guys are so damn good. It was frustrating not to be there for Game 1. It's frustrating not to be with the team the last 5-6 weeks on the sidelines. It's just great to be back.feedback

Jun 05 2017

I'm not sure. I may go out up 2-0.feedback

Jun 05 2017

It was just great to be on the sidelines again. That's what makes it so much fun, to feel the energy of the Finals. And so it's really nice to be back.feedback

Jun 05 2017

It felt great. Got a really nice reception from our fans and our players. It was just great to be on the sidelines again. That's what makes it so much fun, to feel the energy of the Finals. The intention is to coach tonight and the rest of the series. I'm feeling better. I'm feeling more like I did at the end of the regular season. Last couple weeks have been good in terms of running practice, film sessions, coaches meetings, that kind of stuff. I wanted to string together a few good days. I did that, and feeling well enough to coach. ... The intention is to go the rest of the series.feedback

Jun 05 2017

Well, it's been a great run but none of that matters unless we can finish the job with this series. Trust me, we know. It was 2-0 last year, we lost.feedback

Jun 05 2017

My guy did O.K. while I was gone.feedback

Jun 05 2017

I'm feeling better. The last couple weeks have been good in terms of running practice, film sessions, coaches meetings.feedback

Jun 05 2017

Coach got on me at half time about my body language and just trying to play with passion and play with joy. The turnovers kind of got under my skin.feedback

Jun 05 2017

You could see the force that he brought to the game. When he's like that, not a whole lot you can do.feedback

Jun 04 2017

I wanted to string together a few good days. I did that. I'm excited, and it's good to be back.feedback

Jun 04 2017

So, I'm excited and it's good to be back.feedback

Jun 04 2017

The intention is to coach tonight and the rest of the series. I'm feeling better. I'm feeling more like I did at the end of the regular season. Last couple weeks have been good in terms of running practice, film sessions, coaches meetings, that kind of stuff. I wanted to string together a few good days. I did that, and feeling well enough to coach. ... The intention is to go the rest of the series. What's our record now without me, like 800-12?feedback

Jun 04 2017

I'm excited and it's good to be back. And my guys did OK while I was gone.feedback

Jun 04 2017

That Mike guy did OK while I was gone, so that was good.feedback

Jun 04 2017 - NBA

It's been a great run, but none of that matters unless we can finish the job. Heading to Cleveland we're gonna have to be a lot smarter. If we play that game in Cleveland, we're not winning.feedback

Jun 04 2017

So we don't expect to force 20 turnovers, we don't expect to only have four ourselves.feedback

Jun 04 2017 - Driverless cars

I was a guy who wanted to squeeze every ounce I could out of every minute we were together. It doesn't have to be that way.feedback

May 31 2017

We've had a great season to this point, a great playoff run. And hopefully we keep it going, but we fully respect and are aware that this team that we're playing, they're the champions and we're not.feedback

May 31 2017

He talks shit to everybody.feedback

May 29 2017

Once we get to Game 1 it might be a good time to make a decision one way or another. It is awkward, it is weird, but we're doing OK.feedback

May 23 2017

You're not going to put Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in a pick-and-roll, because the switch won't matter. So teams pick the most vulnerable targets.feedback

May 23 2017

Mike is right about me, but I also recognize the need to do it more as defenses get tougher. It's about finding the right balance between isolating when we need to, and keeping the flow that makes us who we are.feedback

May 19 2017

David is such a good passer. He loves to get to those elbows. He has good cutters around him. We have a lot of guys on the floor who really like to cut and move without the ball, so David has fit in beautifully with the way we like to play.feedback

May 02 2017

When you're in this position where someone on national TV is making fun of you night after night, it's not the greatest thing for your reputation. I can tell you I had a preconceived notion of Javale before he got here that turned out to be totally false and a lot of that was because of what goes on with Shaq's 'Shaqtin' A Fool.feedback

May 02 2017

I think he can be a little smarter, I think he can make better decisions, and that'll help against anybody. I'm not worried about him missing shots; I'm more worried about just decision-making and making sure that we're where we need to be as a group.feedback

May 02 2017

Here's what I'm going to show you. That's your shooting totals [3-for-13 at the time]. That's your plus/minus [plus-15 at the time].feedback

May 02 2017

Kevin looked tired tonight. I think he was out of gas. He's been so incredible all year, been so efficient. He's allowed to have one of those.feedback

Apr 25 2017

As of now, I'm consulting with my doctors. I'm hoping for some improvement and if I can get some improvement, I'll get back on the sidelines. But I'm not going to do that unless I know I can help the team.feedback

Apr 23 2017

This is not going to be a case where I'm coaching one night, not coaching the next. I'm not going to do that to our team, our staff. We're hoping that in the next week or two, whatever it is, I can sort of make a definitive realization, deduction, or just feel that I'm going to do this or not.feedback

Apr 21 2017

[We want] 100 percent health. If it was Game 7 of the Finals, he'd play because we're not talking about anything that could damage his career. But what we're talking about is something that if [it] potentially could get worse and knock him out for a few weeks, then it's not worth it.feedback

Apr 20 2017

Throw him out there and he pulls it and he's out for a few weeks, you feel like an idiot.feedback

Apr 19 2017

It's not worth it. It's twinged. Throw him out there and he pulls it, and he's out for a few weeks. Feel like an idiot. We're going to err on the side of caution. He's bummed out. He wants to play, but he knows we have to do the wise thing.feedback

Apr 16 2017

Draymond was amazing. He made some tremendous defensive plays. He made threes. He rebounded the ball. He had nine assists.feedback

Apr 16 2017

I mean, he played a game that I'm not sure anybody else in the league is capable of, honestly. Who else can do what Draymond just did tonight? He's so unique and so important to us … he was phenomenal.feedback

Apr 15 2017

Steph gets banged up the first game of the playoffs which affected his whole run. You can't account for that stuff. You try your best to keep your eye on guys and to keep them fresh, but honestly Steph was pretty fresh going into last season's postseason. So this year we're doing what we can to make sure guys are ready to roll, but you never know what's going to happen.feedback

Apr 12 2017

It's more subdued this year, more business-like. It's similar to two years ago in terms of the way the season ended. We had the one seed locked up for the last week or two, two seasons ago, and we were kind of able to decide how we wanted to go into the postseason.feedback

Apr 12 2017

The difference is now we've been doing this for a few years and that year it was brand new. There was a freshness about it. This year it's more business-like. It's, Alright we've been through this, we know where we are. Let's make sure we're prepared.feedback

Apr 09 2017

It seems pretty minor.feedback

Apr 09 2017

He's been getting grumpy the last week or so. It was time.feedback

Apr 08 2017

There aren't any minute restrictions, per se, but it'll be based on his level of conditioning and fatigue. I can't imagine in his first game back, running huge minutes. So it's probably just to check in with him occasionally, see how he's feeling. Soon as I see him fatigued or lagging a little bit, I'll take him out.feedback

Apr 07 2017

If he gets fatigued, then I'm going to take him out.feedback

Apr 07 2017

It's perfect for him to get three games before the playoffs start to get his conditioning, his timing, his rhythm. It's good for our team because we can blend rest and rhythm.feedback

Apr 06 2017

I may not play him. We are so much better without him. ... Maybe bring him off the bench and play him spot minutes depending on matchups.feedback

Apr 06 2017

I saw Dennis Rodman was complaining about it. I got a kick out of that because Dennis was suspended for 15 games a year, anyway. The guy got plenty of rest. Or [went to] Vegas or WrestleMania.feedback

Apr 06 2017

He just took a night off whenever he wanted, so he can't complain.feedback

Apr 06 2017

Yeah, it's impressive. We have had a great run.feedback

Apr 06 2017

I think we got mesmerized as a team. We were so enamored with what Steph was doing that we kind of stopped playing to start the second quarter.feedback

Apr 04 2017

We'll see how tonight goes. If there's something that happens tonight, injury-wise, then we could rest more but those two guys will for sure rest tomorrow.feedback

Apr 04 2017

They told me Draymond could really use a night off, and the numbers show it. I've talked to Draymond, and he admits it, too. He said, Yeah, that will probably be good.feedback

Apr 03 2017

That's the main thing, just watching him physically. I'm not worried about incorporating him into our schemes and all that stuff.feedback

Apr 03 2017

I was uncomfortable with the way it ended. I apologized to Scott. I know he wasn't happy. There was absolutely no offense on our part. We weren't trying to pour it on or offend anybody.feedback

Apr 03 2017

It was kind of strange. I think JaVale should not have taken the three. When you have a lead like that you shouldn't be shooting a three-pointer. I told him that. I think he understands that.feedback

Mar 30 2017

That's as tough a back-to-back as you're going to find, in terms of playing two of the best teams in the league. Our guys are tough and competitive, and they're pretty good. So, it's been a good two games.feedback

Mar 30 2017

We've got a lot of good defenders on this team. It's a luxury to be able to put Andre, Matt Barnes, Sean Livingston, Klay to mix it up and throw different bodies. It's helpful for us. Kevin got him pretty good. It's a good sign. If Willie had beaten him, I would have been worried.feedback

Mar 30 2017

Kevin got him pretty good. It's a good sign. If Willie had beaten him, I would have been worried.feedback

Mar 29 2017

This is great for us, to be challenged as we head toward the playoffs.feedback

Mar 29 2017

That's the idea. We were exhausted. We had a brutal schedule, we lost [Durant], guys were playing extra minutes … we were spent, and I could feel that. Our staff could feel that.feedback

Mar 29 2017

I think it's great. I love this challenge. I love the fact we had to play Houston tonight, one of the best teams in the league, and I love we're going down to San Antonio, into the lion's den.feedback

Mar 29 2017

I know how lucky I am. Most first-time coaches don't inherit Steph Curry and Draymond and Klay and all these guys. I inherited a hell of a team.feedback

Mar 29 2017

They missed some open ones, but that's obviously a big focus for us when we play these guys. We try to keep them off the line, run them off the line and force them to beat us with 2s.feedback

Mar 22 2017 - NBA

I wouldn't be opposed to [making the regular season shorter], even at the expense of my own salary, but it's something that everyone would have to agree to. I think even just going down to 75 games. I think that would make a dramatic difference in schedule. Now I don't see that happening because there is money at stake for everybody.feedback

Mar 21 2017 - NBA

If the NBA punishes the Spurs for sitting players, it opens up a huge can of worms. This is a serious legal challenge for the league.feedback

Mar 20 2017

[Thunder GM] Sam Presti's a friend of mine. I know [Thunder chairman] Clay Bennett, it's a class organization all the way. So I don't really pay any attention to a story like that unless there's an actual name that's put on, so, I assume it's just sources? Sources? So I don't know who that is. It's nobody with the Warriors. So, we have great respect for the Thunder. Sam's been a friend of mine forever. They're first class, so I don't know where that comes from.feedback

Mar 19 2017

Popovich laid down the groundwork and made it acceptable and made it smart even.feedback

Mar 17 2017

Tweaked his ankle. He's fine.feedback

Mar 17 2017

The defense really was kind of setting up some of those shots, too, in transition. When you can make stops it solves a lot of problems. We've struggled to score the last couple of weeks. Tonight, we broke through.feedback

Mar 15 2017

That's what I love about Steph, is that he's never going to stop shooting and he never loses confidence. It wasn't his night and yet he still scored 12 in the fourth quarter. That's the mark of a star. When it's not your night and you still hit big shots to help your team win … I thought it was a really good response on an otherwise tough night for Steph.feedback

Mar 13 2017

He wasn't talking about me. I wasn't the slightest bit offended. As I mentioned the other night, he has a very cryptic sense of humor. The only thing I'd say, there's certain humorous things you should say in the sanctity of the locker room and there's certain humorous things you might want to keep from the media. That was one of them and he knows that.feedback

Mar 12 2017

I was disappointed in the defense in the first half.feedback

Mar 12 2017

We had to get through this night. That was the main thing. We had to get through this trip and they allowed us to do that. Obviously, we wanted to win, but we didn't do that but we made it through to this point. Now we can go home, recharge our batteries and get rolling again.feedback

Mar 11 2017

I just have to think about what my job is. I can't worry about that stuff. I can be sensitive to it, but I can't prioritize it over my players' health. My priority is my players' health and being ready for the playoffs. That's my job.feedback

Mar 11 2017

This particular stretch was so outrageous, we had to look at it.feedback

Mar 11 2017

The next step is for the league to look at the national TV stuff. And that's a tricky one.feedback

Mar 11 2017

What we couldn't have anticipated was KD injury, which is playing a major role in this. It's truly insane. This is the worst stretch of schedule that I've ever been a part of and I've been in the league since 1988. I've never seen anything like this, eight games in eight cities with 11,000 miles.feedback

Mar 11 2017

That's a good question. Popovich laid down the groundwork and made it acceptable and made it smart, even.feedback

Mar 11 2017

It's my call, and it's the right thing to do in terms of the way the season is playing out and the way the minutes have gone and KD's injury. It's the right thing to do, so we're doing it.feedback

Mar 11 2017

A couple tough calls, but that's the way it goes. The main thing is I'm really pleased with just our fight and our defensive effort in the fourth quarter. We gave ourselves a great chance to win. It just didn't happen.feedback

Mar 08 2017

I'm not going to think about that right now. I know everybody wants to know and is wondering, but whenever my body tells me I'm ready to play, that's when I'll be ready to play.feedback

Mar 08 2017

I just talked to him, he was on the bike breaking a sweat. He says he feels good. It's only been I guess less than a week, so not really anything to report because it's a good month before re-evaluate. So, he's doing as well as possible.feedback

Mar 08 2017

I think everybody is touching base with him hoping that his spirits are good, and they seem to be. Really in the grand scheme of things, as I told him, six weeks goes by pretty quick. He's got a long life ahead of him. It'd be great if we could get him back the last week of the regular season or so. We'll just have to wait and see.feedback

Mar 06 2017

It was weird. It was really weird. It felt like church.feedback

Mar 06 2017

Never seen anything like it, so it's the toughest part of the schedule for us, but it is what it is and every team has their own point in the schedule that they circle and everybody is justified in complaining. It's just the way it goes. You can't do anything about it, so you complain about it a little bit, get it off your chest and then you go play the games and see what happens. We looked at it and it just seemed crazy, and it still seems bizarre.feedback

Mar 05 2017

We're surviving to this point. We obviously lost our first two games without him, so it's good to get a win without him tonight. This is how it's going to be for a while, so we have to get used to it.feedback

Mar 05 2017

It was strange and I kind of liked it better in the second half. It felt more normal with the music.feedback

Mar 05 2017

The fact is, you lose one of the best players in the league, it's not like you can just change the scheme all of a sudden, 60 games in, and make these dramatic changes. It's more just, next man up and everybody play a little bit better. With Kevin out, it takes away a lot of our versatility. It really does change the makeup of the roster.feedback

Mar 05 2017

It still seems bizarre. You can't do anything about it. So you complain about it a little bit. Get it off your chest.feedback

Mar 04 2017

In my mind, what's happened is everybody is trying to be so cool out there that you almost feel guilty if you play hard. Maybe the best thing to do will be to watch a tape of an All-Star Game from about 1985, because it was a different game back then. It wasn't like guys were diving on the floor for loose balls and taking charges, but it was competitive. And I think you're just as likely to get hurt not trying than you are competing at 75 percent. And that's all they need to do, is compete at 75 percent. Right now, they're like at 10 percent, and that's embarrassing.feedback

Mar 04 2017

I think we could talk about gimmicks and talk about anything we want, whether it's the money or involves charity, it just comes down to the players taking it seriously. I don't think they have to be out there taking charges, but it's a collective thing. I think they have to decide, maybe with the players' association, they have to decide what they want that game to look like and right now, it's a joke.feedback

Mar 04 2017

Players have to make that decision, and I think they need to understand that it would be good for the league if they did compete.feedback

Mar 04 2017

We haven't lost two in row in a long time obviously and we've been in a rut on this trip in general. We're not making shots, but we're also well aware that this is just a blip on the radar screen. We'll be fine and I'm not concerned at all. We just have to play better. The only thing that jumps out on tape is that they're taking some quick ones that we could probably move the ball a little bit more and get better shots. We're still getting good shots. I think we can get great shots if we move it a little better.feedback

Mar 03 2017

I can tell you I had a preconceived notion of JaVale before he got here that turned out to be totally false. And a lot of that was because of what goes on with Shaq's 'Shaqtin' a Fool.feedback

Mar 03 2017

That was difficult, because Jose got a buyout from the Lakers specifically to come to us. He had several other teams that were interested, that wanted him. He chose us ahead of them. Everything we do here is first class. … Joe just said, The guy took a $400,000 pay cut to leave the Lakers. We're not going to leave him hanging out to dry.feedback

Mar 03 2017

There was no way (owner) Joe Lacob was not going to honor it. Everything we do here is first class. You guys know that. The way we treat our players, the way we go about our business. There was never even a doubt. Joe just said: 'The guy took a $400-thousand dollar pay cut to leave the Lakers. We're not gonna leave him hanging out to dry.feedback

Mar 03 2017

It was a hell of a run and we figured it'd probably end at some point this year. Not that surprising that it's on this trip. Without KD, we're going through a tough time but we're going to bounce back.feedback

Mar 02 2017

At first, we thought he was done for the year. The second prognosis was way better than the first. Just given that sequence, I think he's feeling a lot better about things now than he was at first. I think we're strong off the bench. We've got plenty of depth compared to last year. But last year doesn't really matter.feedback

Mar 02 2017

I love his competitive desire. He's crazy in a good way. You need guys like that.feedback

Feb 28 2017

I'm always concerned about any injury, because you never know how bad it's going to be, so we'll just wait and see and keep our fingers crossed.feedback

Feb 27 2017

On a night like tonight where Steph doesn't have it going, we have a lot of other guys who can score and make plays. A lot of them came through.feedback

Feb 23 2017

It's one of my favorite parts of coaching honestly, is seeing how a team comes together, seeing the relationships develop, seeing guys laughing together, seeing who hangs out with who. It's great. This team has a really, really good chemistry that developed really quickly. Obviously, we had the core group intact from last year. We lost some key guys, too. The additions have been great. The chemistry is really good.feedback

Feb 20 2017

I guess that's kind of the beauty of the game. You just let the game break the ice, and that play, I thought, broke the ice.feedback

Feb 20 2017

It shows our guys recognize what the weekend is about.feedback

Feb 17 2017

I'm just going to try to create a very comfortable environment for the players and hope that everyone just relaxes and enjoys themselves – and I'm pretty confident that they will.feedback

Feb 17 2017

The only thing I want is for our players to enjoy the weekend. It's a hectic weekend for all of them. It's a great honor to be here. I want everybody to be comfortable and happy. This should be an enjoyable time. So I don't want anybody to feel uncomfortable.feedback

Feb 14 2017 - NBA

It was one of those nights they had everything going, they were on fire and we couldn't get much going ourselves. We looked kind of gassed out there.feedback

Feb 09 2017

KD kind of rounded into form and had a nice all-around night.feedback

Feb 03 2017

I thought we took the fight to them right away. We forced turnovers on the first three possessions of the game. That really set a good tone for us.feedback

Feb 02 2017

We gave him the game ball, then we asked him if he wanted to give a speech to the guys. It wasn't exactly historic, but it was a great moment for him.feedback

Jan 30 2017 - Terrorism

As someone whose family member was a victim of terrorism, having lost my father, if we're trying to combat terrorism by banishing people from coming to this country, by really going against the principals of what our country's about and creating fear, it's the wrong way to go about it. If anything, we could be breeding anger and terror. I think it's shocking. I think it's a horrible idea. I feel for all the people who are affected. Families are being torn apart and I worry in the big picture what this means to the security of the world.feedback

Jan 28 2017

Mo is one of my favorite people that I have ever been around. He's just got a smile on his face all the time. He loves to play. He loves to shoot, he's a phenomenal shooter. He was such a pro for us the last couple of years.feedback

Jan 28 2017

What Steph has realized is he can just be himself and let it fly. He doesn't have to worry about Kevin or anybody else. We feed off Steph's energy and shooting.feedback

Jan 28 2017

What's happening right now is really scary and disconcerting.feedback

Jan 25 2017

I think KD going to the line the way he did, not settling for jumpers but attacking was big. Anytime the game is slipping away from you, it's important to get to the free throw line. It stops the momentum of the other team, it allows you to set up your defense and you get some easy points.feedback

Jan 24 2017

I am very disappointed in the players. They've asked for a vote and a lot of them just made a mockery of it. I don't know what the point is. I saw the list. I saw all the guys who got votes. ... There were 50 guys on there who had no business getting votes. Although a lot of people wrote in their buddies in the presidential vote as well. So maybe that's just their own way of making a statement. I think if you're going to give the players a vote, I think they should take it seriously. Didn't alter anything.feedback

Jan 07 2017

The fourth quarter, once they made that run, our body language was bad, and that can't happen. And that bothered me.feedback

Jan 07 2017

He's very popular in Georgia. We know that. And a lot of people in Georgia probably vote more than once.feedback

Dec 29 2016

It was the most bizarre box score I've ever seen at halftime.feedback

Dec 25 2016

That's a really hard shot. I thought Klay played tremendous defense. You don't do anything different.feedback

Dec 25 2016

Just to get back here and for them to get back to our place, a lot of things have to go right.feedback

Dec 25 2016

The great thing about Steph is he doesn't worry about it too much. He's got the confidence of M.J. (Michael Jordan). Very few players I've ever seen can miss 10 shots in a row and then make the next one like it's nothing. Steph's done it his whole career. He doesn't get down on himself, just keeps playing and keeps shooting and you just know that eventually he's going to break free.feedback

Dec 14 2016

He definitely didn't get away with anything -- it's not like he raked him across the arms and it was a blatant foul. He got a lot of ball. He may have gotten all ball.feedback

Dec 14 2016

It looked clean, because I'm the Warriors coach. But, honestly, I saw the replay and it looked clean. It was a hell of a play.feedback

Dec 14 2016

He relishes it. He really does, even against a guy like Anthony Davis, who's so good. It didn't surprise me. One-on-one against anybody, I'll take him. He's a nasty defender.feedback

Dec 06 2016

Who knows? I know he would have kept shooting. Klay's never going to stop shooting.feedback

Dec 06 2016

Five in seven, that's rough, that's tough.feedback

Dec 03 2016 - Marijuana

... The issue that's really important is how do we do what's best for the players? But I understand that it's a perception issue around the country and the NFL, NBA, it's a business, so you don't want your customers thinking, These guys are a bunch of pot heads.' That's what it is. But to me it's only a matter of time before medicinal marijuana is allowed in sports leagues because the education will overwhelm the perception.feedback

Dec 03 2016 - Marijuana

First, I'm disappointed it didn't work. I really wanted some relief and I didn't get it. Having done the research it was well worth a try. You can see it with our country, our country is starting to wisen up on the medicinal marijuana side. I hope we can wisen up on the prescription drug side. That's scary stuff and it's really not talked about often enough.feedback

Dec 03 2016 - Marijuana

I'm actually kind of glad it became an issue because I think it's a very important issue to talk about, having gone through a tough spell over the last year with my own recovery back surgery, a lot of pain, chronic pain.feedback

Dec 03 2016 - Marijuana

Athletes everywhere are prescribed Vicodin like it's vitamin C, like it's no big deal. I think the league should look into medicinal marijuana for pain relief ... that's what should be in the CBA.feedback

Dec 03 2016 - Marijuana

I'm always struck every time I'm home on the couch watching a sporting event, some drug commercial comes on, they show these happy people jumping in a lake, rowing a boat, then you just wait for the qualifier. Side effects include suicidal thoughts and possible death. And you're like, this is insane. Insane.feedback

Dec 03 2016 - NBA

I tried it and it didn't help at all.feedback

Dec 03 2016 - Marijuana

I would hope so, and I'm not a pot person. It doesn't agree with me.feedback

Dec 03 2016 - Marijuana

I have no idea if I would, maybe I would have failed a drug test, I don't even know if I'm subject to a drug test or any laws from the NBA. I tried it and it didn't help at all.feedback

Dec 02 2016 - Snapchat

He's our most vocal defender. He's our most vocal human being. It translates.feedback

Dec 02 2016 - Marijuana

Again, without being an expert on it, but I know enough, especially over the last couple of years having gone through my own bout with chronic pain, I know enough about this stuff. Vicodin is not good for you. It's not. It's way worse for you than pot.feedback

Nov 29 2016

That was amazing. I don't know if I've ever seen a sequence like that from one guy. Draymond's amazing. He literally can guard anybody in the league.feedback

Nov 24 2016

I mean 47 is a shocking number but getting 30 every night is not surprising. We don't have to do anything spectacular, just keep the ball moving.feedback

Nov 10 2016

And you walk in and you see the faces of your players, and most of them who have been insulted directly, as minorities. It's sure shocking. It really is.feedback

Nov 09 2016

I thought we were better than this.feedback

Nov 08 2016 - NBA

That was quite a show. Not at all surprising the way Steph bounces back from bad nights.feedback

Nov 05 2016

They do this every year. Let's just give them credit. They came in sky-high with a ton of energy, played really well, and we were flat, right from the beginning.feedback

Nov 04 2016

Subplots like this don't just go away.feedback

Oct 26 2016

It's going to be an ugly tape to watch. ... I think our guys were embarrassed tonight. I know I was.feedback

Oct 26 2016

No, I didn't see losing by 29 points. It's going to be an ugly tape to watch. ... I think our guys were embarrassed tonight. I know I was.feedback

Oct 26 2016

We are trying to do our part to help.feedback

Apr 04 2016

Both guys had it going.feedback

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