SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr examined optimistic for COVID-19, the group introduced Monday night.
He entered the league’s well being and security protocols and wasn’t on the bench for Monday’s 101-98 win in Sport 4 over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Affiliate head coach Mike Brown assumed teaching duties.
“Clearly there’s butterflies, as a result of once more you are going into the sport with a sure mindset and it is a large sport. Each sport that we play at this level within the 12 months, it is enormous,” mentioned Brown, who agreed Sunday to develop into the Sacramento Kings new coach after this postseason run. “So to have that type of thrown at you, you have to swap gears as a result of I do know what my obligations are getting in as Mike Brown the assistant coach, and it modifications.”
However Brown has finished this beforehand. He led the Warriors to an 11-0 file throughout the 2017 title run when Kerr was out coping with debilitating signs from issues of again surgical procedure two years earlier.
“His head teaching file for a Warrior playoff sport I believe is undefeated,“ Klay Thompson mentioned. “We did miss Steve lots, simply his voice, his presence, however we have been right here earlier than, 2017 when Mike took over and we rolled off a variety of wins, so I mirrored on that lots.”
Kerr had been sporting a masks for the previous a number of days earlier than his optimistic take a look at on Monday. It is unclear if he’ll journey with the Warriors on Tuesday to Memphis for Wednesday’s Sport 5 of the Western Convention semifinals.
The Warriors now lead the sequence 3-1.
The Related Press contributed to this story.