There have been reports surface that Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr will return for Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.
Kerr has been out since the second game of the playoffs after complications arose from a back surgery he underwent back in 2015. In his stead, acting head coach Mike Brown has led the Warriors to an 11-0 record and has his team three wins from earning a second NBA title in three years.
But the Warriors surely want their historically successful head coach back on the bench. Unfortunately, GM Bob Myers refuses to play into the optimism, indicating that it’s the status quo with Kerr.
“That’s what keeps the question being asked, which is fair. People want to know,” Myers told the San Francisco Chronicle (h/t CBS Sports). “I would say nothing has changed from last night to today, when you’re talking to me. Otherwise, we would have announced it. So it’s still status quo. We’re seeing how he feels and we’ll read that on a daily basis.”
Golden State is coming off a resounding 113-91 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Finals Thursday night. The three-time defending Western Conference champions are also huge favorites heading into Game 2. Should Kerr be able to return, it will surely give his team a bolt of energy as the Warriors look to put LeBron James and Co. into a 2-0 series hole.