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Preview: Warriors face Bulls as Kerr honored in Chicago

Win one for Coach Kerr!

Golden State Warriors v Chicago Bulls Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images

The Golden State Warriors are trying to find their identity as this season hits the mid-January point. So far they’re 17-20 on the year, struggling to put something together consistently that resembles the championship basketball that defined their dynasty.

They were blown out back-to-back over their last two games, losing 133-118 to the Toronto Raptors and then 141-105 to the New Orleans Pelicans. Both at home! Thankfully they can get the heck away from Chase Center (where the home fans are booing) as they visit Chicago to face the Bulls.

Golden State Warriors at Chicago Bulls

January 12th, 2024 | 5:00 PM PT

Watch: TNT

Listen: 95.7 The Game

Warriors coach Steve Kerr has been under public scrutiny for his team’s inability to show consistency or gumption throughout this season. Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle had this to say of the rumors:

There is a buzz on social media, creeping even into mainstream media, that Kerr has edged past his expiration date as the Warriors’ head coach. The movement, though not exactly a tsunami, picked up steam around the holidays, when the Warriors morphed from one of the league’s dominant teams into a struggling — floundering? — .500 squad.

You see it on Twitter and it comes via email, and it pops up on talk radio, criticism of Kerr. Some quibble with his substitution patterns, like when he messes with Stephen Curry’s minutes allocation. Some say Kerr is overrated. Who the hell couldn’t win NBA titles with Curry and Kevin Durant and two or three other future Hall of Famers?

That’s why this trip to Chicago is so timely, as Kerr is being honored along with other Chicago legends for his role in helping the Bulls win a threepeat.

Kerr shared words with NBC Sports Chicago tying in his old glory days with his current task as Warriors coach:

“Really strong ownership is key to any professional sports team and success and obviously you have to have not just a star player but a superstar player and human being. Michael Jordan was the guy for the Bulls and Steph Curry for the Warriors,” Kerr said. “You have to be lucky enough to have someone like those two to be the front man and the best player and the leader. I’ve been lucky to be part of two different teams with players like that.”

Hopefully the Dubs can get lucky and knock off the Bulls Friday night.

Poll

Who ya got, Bulls or Warriors?

This poll is closed

  • 66%
    Warriors, they gotta win it for Kerr
    (83 votes)
  • 33%
    Bulls, the Warriors are struggling
    (41 votes)
124 votes total Vote Now

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