Steve Kerr

Steve Kerr will be back on the sidelines for the Golden State Warriors. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Golden State Warriors get Steve Kerr back for Game 2 of the NBA Finals

OAKLAND — Steve Kerr will be back on the sidelines for the…

Steve Kerr will be back on the sidelines for the Golden State Warriors. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Lue on Kerr: 'It's just great to see him back'

Lue on Kerr: ‘It’s just great to see him back’

OAKLAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers will be facing yet another hurdle as…

Lue on Kerr: 'It's just great to see him back'
Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) defends Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson (24) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors expect Cavs to change gameplan — Cleveland vet disagrees

OAKLAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers said after Game 1 that it was…

Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) defends Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson (24) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) handles the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 16, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

4 things to watch for in the NBA Finals that are finally here

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors experienced an eight-day layover before their…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) handles the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 16, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr sits with members of his coaching staff after practice on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Unfortunately, it’s more of the same for Steve Kerr

OAKLAND — For the third time in the playoffs, Golden State Warriors…

Steve Kerr sits with members of his coaching staff after practice on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr watches shootaround in the AT&T Center in San Antonio on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Spurs coach expresses sympathy for Steve Kerr

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Spurs head man Gregg Popovich and Golden State…

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr watches shootaround in the AT&T Center in San Antonio on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr doesn't have a timetable to return to the sideline. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr designed system for Warriors to thrive without him

OAKLAND — In January, at the Golden State Warriors’ groundbreaking ceremony for the…

Steve Kerr doesn't have a timetable to return to the sideline. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
JaVale McGee was feeling himself against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the NBA playoffs. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

JaVale McGee, the Warriors’ 7-foot security blanket

PORTLAND, Ore. — JaVale McGee is the epitome of “a different kind…

JaVale McGee was feeling himself against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the NBA playoffs. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Draymond Green, Stephen Curry and the Warriors asserted their will from the opening tip on Monday, completing their sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors leave no room for doubt, sweep Blazers

Dubs blitz Blazers, cruise to some well-deserved time off PORTLAND, Ore. —…

Draymond Green, Stephen Curry and the Warriors asserted their will from the opening tip on Monday, completing their sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr met with reporters on Sunday after being forced out for Saturday's Game 3 in Portland. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr to miss Game 4, leaves open possibility he misses rest of season (VIDEO)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Complications from back surgery have been dogging Golden State…

Steve Kerr met with reporters on Sunday after being forced out for Saturday's Game 3 in Portland. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
JaVale McGee slams home a dunk against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, when the reserve center was again a differencemaker. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors play the ungracious guest in Portland

Warriors push Blazers to brink with impressive come-from-behind win PORTLAND, Ore. —…

JaVale McGee slams home a dunk against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, when the reserve center was again a differencemaker. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Zaza Pachulia, David West, Kevon Looney and James Michael McAdoo took a seat after shootaround on Saturday in Portland, Ore. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors traditionally ‘suck’ in Game 3 — they’re aiming to reverse that this year

PORTLAND, Ore. — Under head coach Steve Kerr, the Golden State Warriors…

Zaza Pachulia, David West, Kevon Looney and James Michael McAdoo took a seat after shootaround on Saturday in Portland, Ore. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
JaVale McGee was a differencemaker in Game 2. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

JaVale’s journey brings him to Golden State, benefitting both parties

OAKLAND — The pregame questions carried a sense of worry and a…

JaVale McGee was a differencemaker in Game 2. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant hurt his calf during Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kevin Durant deemed questionable for Game 2

Kevin Durant was the picture of efficiency in the Golden State Warriors’…

Kevin Durant hurt his calf during Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr takes the stage before a regular season matchup. By Karl Buscheck.

Kerr’s Easter wisdom: ‘It’s important for everybody to just try to bring some joy to the world’

OAKLAND — Before the Golden State Warriors opened up the 2017 postseason…

Steve Kerr takes the stage before a regular season matchup. By Karl Buscheck.
Stephen Curry backs down the Houston Rockets’ Trevor Ariza at Oracle Arena on March 31. Curry says he and the Warriors feel confident entering Sunday’s matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Blazers enter playoffs on hot streak, but Warriors remain heavy favorites

The Golden State Warriors played the Portland Trail Blazers four times in…

Stephen Curry backs down the Houston Rockets’ Trevor Ariza at Oracle Arena on March 31. Curry says he and the Warriors feel confident entering Sunday’s matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
It was mostly smiles on the Golden State Warriors bench on Wednesday during their season finale against the Los Angeles Lakers. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

With a completed regular season, all that remains on Warriors’ check-list is ‘win title’

OAKLAND — Whatever doubt that might’ve remained about Kevin Durant’s recovery dissipated…

It was mostly smiles on the Golden State Warriors bench on Wednesday during their season finale against the Los Angeles Lakers. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant returned to action for the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors win easily in KD’s return

OAKLAND — The game at Oracle Arena was largely meaningless: The Golden…

Kevin Durant returned to action for the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Andre Iguodala will sit out Wednesday’s game against the Phoenix Suns. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr reveals what goes into decision to rest players

OAKLAND — Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr announced Tuesday that…

Andre Iguodala will sit out Wednesday’s game against the Phoenix Suns. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson led the Golden State Warriors past the Minnesota Timberwolves with a huge third quarter on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Sun shines on Golden State: Splash Bros break game against T’Wolves open in third

OAKLAND — Less than 30 seconds after hitting his second 3-pointer of…

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson led the Golden State Warriors past the Minnesota Timberwolves with a huge third quarter on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)