Kerr pays his respects to Attles, ducks controversy and inactivates Bell

OAKLAND — Steve Kerr opened his pregame press conference on Friday by praising Al Attles, the longtime Warrior who will be honored during the game against the Wizards.

“He’s pretty much done it all,” Kerr said. “And [it’s] fitting tonight that we honor him and his family.”

Attles, who will be absent from the festivities due to a hospital stay, has spent 58 seasons as a Warrior.

Originally drafted as a fifth-round pick in 1960, Attles has spent time with the organization as a layer, coach, executive and community ambassador.

Kerr is wearing a retro suit in a nod to Attles.

“I know he’ll be watching on TV,” Kerr said. “I hope he’s not offended by my suit.”

Declining to ‘dive in’

Amid an uproar after Texans owner Bob McNair referred to NFL players as “inmates,” Kerr opted to sit out the conversation.

“I don’t feel like diving in on this one,” Kerr said.

No Bell

Kerr chose to inactivate Jordan Bell for the game against the Wizards. The move provides an opening for reserve big man JaVale McGee.

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