Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr reacts on the sideline during a game against the Atlanta Hawks at Oracle Arena on Nov. 28, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr reacts on the sideline during a game against the Atlanta Hawks at Oracle Arena on Nov. 28, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kerr looks back at the year in review: ‘2016 was a mixed bag’

Oakland — Before the Golden State Warriors tipped off for the final game of 2016, Steve Kerr admitted that he’s never been one for New Year’s resolutions.

“I’m not a resolution guy. I go to the gym everyday. I don’t just go to the gym the first 10 days of January,” Kerr said with a laugh during his pregame press conference on Friday night.

“Sorry. Is that wrong?”

The head coach hedged when asked to asses the year that’s been, which included a record-setting regular season and an epic Finals’ collapse.

Entering their matchup with the Dallas Mavericks, the Warriors own a 71-12 record in 2016. After posting a 72-12 mark in 2015, the team’s 143-24 record is the best over two calendar years in NBA history.

“2016 was a mixed bag. We had a tremendous season that didn’t end the way we wanted it to as a team but it was still an incredible year to be part of the Warriors and to coach the team,” Kerr said. “You guys know I was out for a chunk of the year with my health, and so, that part wasn’t a whole lot of fun. So, I’m kind of looking forward to flipping the calendar and moving on to 2017.”

Rapid rise of former pupil impresses Kerr

Kerr credited ex-Dub Harrison Barnes for taking full advantage of his opportunity to become the focal point of the Mav’s’ offense. Barnes is averaging 20.3 points per game in his opening months with Dallas.

“To go from like the fifth option to the No. 1 option, that’s a pretty big jump,” Kerr said. “And I would have said, I think it would take longer. I wouldn’t have expected him to do so well right away. But really, from opening night, he’s been fantastic.”Dallas MavericksGolden State WarriorsHarrison BarnesNBASteve Kerr

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