NBA: Big news, an essential element of the Warriors will extend

Klay Thompson is not alone as a future Warriors Hall of Famer entering training camp with just one year remaining on his current contract. His trainer Steve Kerr is also in the same situation. Supported by his managers and after 10 years with the Dubs, Kerr announced, he wants to continue the adventure in the long term.

Steve Kerrwho turns 58 on Wednesday, will soon have ten years as head coach of the Warriors, entering his 10th season at the helm. He saw other coaches earn significant salaries over the summer but maintained Monday that the status of his contract was not a priority. For this reason, Kerr wishes to remain the head coach of Warriors beyond the 2023-24 season and is confident that will be the case.

“I want to be here”

« I feel good about my position here. I want to be here. I know (Warriors general manager) Mike Dunleavy Jr. and (Warriors owner) Joe Lacob want me here. I’m confident that something will be accomplished, but it doesn’t stress me out at all. I am perfectly capable of coaching, whether I have a year left or an extension, it makes no difference. I fully expect to be here. » affirmed with certainty the emblematic coach of the Dubs, quadruple NBA champion with the franchise.

A case that will weigh on the accounts

The new general director of Golden State reiterated those same sentiments Monday. Dunleavy did not emphasize the urgency of concluding agreements. Instead, it showed that all parties wanted to ensure that Kerr et Thompson continue the adventure, at home, Warriors. « We are optimistic and I think we are in a good position “, did he declare. On the other hand, it could be expensive, both for the player and the coach. In comparison with coaches, Monty Williams now earns $13 million per season since signing with the Pistons this summer. Gregg Popovich him, receives 16 million dollars per season since his contract extension with the Spurs.

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