Steve Kerr will return to coach the Golden State Warriors on Sunday for Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, he announced shortly before the game.
Kerr said he intends to remain on the bench for the rest of the postseason.
Steve Kerr will coach Game 2.— KNBR (@KNBR) June 4, 2017
"The intention is to go the rest of the series." pic.twitter.com/pIHv2aqdYc
The former Arizona Wildcat has not coached Golden State since late April due to complications from back surgery, and his return is an encouraging sign for his health, considering his medical condition was once deemed to be career-threatening.
The Warriors have fared well in Kerr’s absence and are three wins from winning their second NBA title in three years.
Golden State is 13-0 this postseason and was 11-0 under interim head coach Mike Brown. The Warriors hold a 1-0 series lead in the NBA Finals.
Kerr said he has been active in practices and film sessions, so his return won’t bring significant changes for the Warriors.
Game 2 of the NBA Finals is set for Sunday at 5 p.m. MST in Oakland, California. It will be broadcast on ABC.
Kerr on if his absence was a distraction for Warriors:— KNBR (@KNBR) June 4, 2017
"I don't know. We have not lost. So that's a good indication that it was not." pic.twitter.com/ggPTkVeuu8
Kerr is one of six Arizona Wildcats participating in the NBA Finals as Andre Iguodala and Bruce Fraser are representing the Warriors and Channing Frye, Richard Jefferson, and Derrick Williams are representing the Cavaliers.
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