Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr coaches Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during a Utah Jazz free throw attempt at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on December 27, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr coaches Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during a Utah Jazz free throw attempt at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on December 27, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr on if he wants to coach LeBron: ‘Are you really going to ask that?’

OAKLAND — NBA Twitter was set on fire late Wednesday night when ESPN reported that LeBron James would consider taking a meeting with the Golden State Warriors if they cleared enough cap space this offseason.

Likelihood of that scenario playing out aside, Steve Kerr wasn’t interested in answering questions about whether he’d like to coach James. Mostly because he doesn’t want to be fined by the league for tampering.

“Are you really going to ask that?” he said when asked after practice on Thursday. “Do you want me to get my checkbook out and just make it out to Adam Silver or to the NBA? You know that’s illegal [to talk about players on other teams]? I’m not answering that.”

General manager Bob Myers got out ahead of any questions about James by explaining the tampering rules to the assembled media.

“I can’t talk about other players on other teams. I’m not allowed to, I wouldn’t do it anyways,” he said.

LeBron-to-the-Warriors is the perfect story for the NBA to steal some spotlight from the NFL in the lead up to the Super Bowl, but that doesn’t mean the Dubs’ braintrust is going to give up any of their hard-earned cash to publicly entertain the idea.

jpalmer@sfexaminer.comCleveland CavaliersLeBron JamesSteve Kerr

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

The City has struggled to conduct outreach in some neighborhoods as it works to expand Slow Streets — such as this section of Page Street in the Lower Haight — to underserved neighborhoods. <ins>(Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
SFMTA delays vote on Bayview Slow Streets, approves five others in ‘underserved’ areas

SFMTA struggles to conduct outreach in neighborhoods with lower internet access

Stern Grove Festival organizers are planning to bring back the popular summer concert series — The Isley Brothers show in 2019 is pictured — with limited audience capacity. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)
Indoor shows won’t be flooding SF stages soon but Stern Grove might be back in June

While San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced that live performances may resume… Continue reading

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto  (47) started on Opening Day against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 9, 2021. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Giants welcome fans back with strong performance by Cueto

By Ethan Kassel Special to S.F. Examiner ORACLE PARK — The first… Continue reading

James Harbor appears in court after he was arrested on charges in the July 4th shooting death of 6-year-old Jace Young on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Murder case heads to trial over killing of 6-year-old Jace Young

Hearing reveals new details in ‘horrific’ Fourth of July shooting

BART passengers may see more frequent service by this fall. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
BART service increases possible as soon as September

Proposal would double weekday, daytime trains and extend system operating hours

Most Read