Warriors coach Steve Kerr lets players run huddles against Suns
Former Phoenix Suns general manager and current Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr tried out something new against the Suns Monday.
According to the Warriors’ television broadcast, Kerr is letting the players run his huddles during timeouts and has given the responsibility to the players.
During a timeout, forward Andre Iguodala is seen being handed a clipboard by Kerr and running through some things with the Golden State players in the game.
This was maintained throughout the first quarter.
It’s safe to say that the opponent for Kerr’s team had something to do with his willingness to try the idea.
The Suns entered the game with a record of 18-39, and if they were to lose Monday night, they’d become the first team in the league to reach 40 losses.
The move didn’t seem to change the Warriors’ level of play against the Suns. Despite a strong first half of 20 points from Elfrid Payton, the Warriors led 62-45 at halftime and won the game 129-83.
After the game, Kerr said it was a decision he made after the last game they played, per ESPN’s Chris Haynes.
“It’s their team,” Kerr said. He claimed there was a lack of focus from his team in the last month and felt the move helped out their communication.
Kerr also had the players run the team’s shootaround and film session, per The Athletic’s Anthony Slater.
Suns interim head coach Jay Triano wasn’t upset by Kerr’s decision.
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