Luke Walton

Steve Kerr will wait to talk to former Warrior Leandro Barbosa. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr on former assistant: ‘It was only a matter of time before he would be a head coach’

OAKLAND — Not even Steve Kerr could have imagined how fast Luke Walton…

 

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots a three pointer against the Los Angeles Lakers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on November 23, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors crush old assistant and his new team

OAKLAND — After Steph Curry hit three-pointers on back-to-back possessions in the opening…

 

Cory Gearrin was traded to the Texas Rangers on  Sunday. (Scott Kane/AP)

Player movement dominates day

Roster moves, they’re everywhere. With NBA Free Agency in full swing and…

 

Steve Kerr may have the deepest, most versatile roster in the NBA, but the Warriors’ inability to keep up with the Oklahoma City Thunder reflects poorly on the second-year coach. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

Time for Kerr to prove he’s Coach of the Year

There are a long list of reasons why the Warriors are in…

Steve Kerr may have the deepest, most versatile roster in the NBA, but the Warriors’ inability to keep up with the Oklahoma City Thunder reflects poorly on the second-year coach. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
In Stephen Curry’s absence, Klay Thompson led all scorers with 37 points on Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Thompson hit seven 3-pointers for the third-straight game. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Klay and Dray’s day: Warriors’ other stars ensure 1-0 series lead over Portland

OAKLAND — It wasn’t supposed to get easier. Sure, the Golden State…

In Stephen Curry’s absence, Klay Thompson led all scorers with 37 points on Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Thompson hit seven 3-pointers for the third-straight game. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Chip Kelly sure does love former Oregon players. And Trent Baalke can't help himself from trading up for a guy with little demand. Seems the 49ers' new union is off to a great start. (Ben Margot/AP)

Under Kelly, Baalke, Niners’ draft gets stranger by the pick

Just when you thought the 49ers’ draft days couldn’t get any any…

Chip Kelly sure does love former Oregon players. And Trent Baalke can't help himself from trading up for a guy with little demand. Seems the 49ers' new union is off to a great start. (Ben Margot/AP)
Luke Walton will be the next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

Warriors assistant Luke Walton bolts Bay for LA

LOS ANGELES — Luke Walton is coming home to rebuild the Los…

Luke Walton will be the next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. (Carlos Osorio/AP)
Steve Kerr, right, poses for a photo with the league's coach of the year trophy alongside assistant coach Luke Walton before Game 5 of their first-round  series. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Lakers granted permission to interview Walton

OAKLAND — The Los Angeles Lakers received permission from the Warriors to…

Steve Kerr, right, poses for a photo with the league's coach of the year trophy alongside assistant coach Luke Walton before Game 5 of their first-round  series. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Steve Kerr has been the catalyst that took the Warriors from a good team to a transcendent force in the NBA. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Coach of the year? Kerr’s impact spans the ages

My breaking point came when broadcaster Jim Barnett, paid by the Warriors…

Steve Kerr has been the catalyst that took the Warriors from a good team to a transcendent force in the NBA. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson gestures during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Hey, Zen Master, how ’bout them Warriors now?

And now, a moment of silence for Phil Jackson and his New…

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson gestures during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr reacts to a call during the second half of the Warriors' game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. (Matt York/AP)

If Warriors look invincible, Kerr is not

It feels like an inevitability now, an appointment to keep, a June…

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr reacts to a call during the second half of the Warriors' game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. (Matt York/AP)
Carolina Panthers' Josh Norman wears a mask as he answers a question during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game on Monday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Memo to Super Bowl Week: Wake Up!

Three days before Super Bowl 50, it’s almost time to panic. The…

Carolina Panthers' Josh Norman wears a mask as he answers a question during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game on Monday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr reacts as he enters the court in his return from back surgery, before the Warriors’ game against the Indiana Pacers on Friday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Kerr return has Warriors in championship mode

Coaches are meant to be second-guessed, not revered, but little about Steve…

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr reacts as he enters the court in his return from back surgery, before the Warriors’ game against the Indiana Pacers on Friday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr smiles during a news conference Friday's game against the Indiana Pacers. Kerr is returning to the Warriors' bench after a leave of absence dating to the first week of training camp in October as he recovered from complications following two back surgeries. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Kerr’s return: A sigh of relief

The moment had to be funny because Steve Kerr, at his core,…

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr smiles during a news conference Friday's game against the Indiana Pacers. Kerr is returning to the Warriors' bench after a leave of absence dating to the first week of training camp in October as he recovered from complications following two back surgeries. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Stephen Curry sat on the bench for the second straight night with a bruised lower leg Thursday, as the Warriors took down the Houston Rockets 114-110 at the Toyota Center. Curry could return to play as soon as Saturday. (David J. Phillip/AP)

For Curry, health trumps all now

He may play basketball like he’s supernatural, or E.T. on PEDs, but…

Stephen Curry sat on the bench for the second straight night with a bruised lower leg Thursday, as the Warriors took down the Houston Rockets 114-110 at the Toyota Center. Curry could return to play as soon as Saturday. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says his health has not returned to 100 percent and is uncertain when he will return to official coaching duties. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Kerr runs practice, but no timetable for return

Steve Kerr was back in charge of the Warriors — for a…

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says his health has not returned to 100 percent and is uncertain when he will return to official coaching duties. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Despite ongoing injury symptoms, Warriors coach Steve Kerr has expressed his desire to return to coaching. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

2-3 weeks? Go slow, Steve Kerr

If we never gave much thought to SCSFLS — which is not…

Despite ongoing injury symptoms, Warriors coach Steve Kerr has expressed his desire to return to coaching. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Andre Iguodala (9) throws down a dunk as the Celtics’ James Young (13) trails during the Warriors’ 124-119 double OT win on Friday.  (Charles Krupa/AP)

24-0: Warriors beautiful in their grit

The number that matters is not 33 or 70 or 72 or…

Andre Iguodala (9) throws down a dunk as the Celtics’ James Young (13) trails during the Warriors’ 124-119 double OT win on Friday.  (Charles Krupa/AP)
Andre Iguodala likely wishes he could retract his comments about how to stop the red-hot Warriors. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Verbal misfire by Iguodala, but we get point

When the topic is shooting, it turns out the Warriors do miss…

Andre Iguodala likely wishes he could retract his comments about how to stop the red-hot Warriors. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton was named the top Western Conference coach for October and November, despite the fact he is not credited with any of the team’s wins. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

As Walton (0-0) wins honor, Kerr says return not imminent

Luke Walton has more NBA Coach of the Month awards than official…

Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton was named the top Western Conference coach for October and November, despite the fact he is not credited with any of the team’s wins. (Jeff Chiu/AP)