Steve Kerr is officially on the job as Golden State Warriors’ head coach, and has his work cut out for him.
First up will be some coaching experience, as Kerr will be coaching the Warriors at the NBA Summer League next month in Las Vegas, he told Monte Poole of CSN Bay Area.
It is a good idea for Kerr to coach in a situation where there is no pressure on him, and he can get the feel of sitting/standing on the sidelines.
Kerr has also been actively recruiting potential assistant coaches. He hasn’t made any hires yet, but the names are certainly swirling. One name that has been confirmed to be on Kerr’s list is Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt.
Blatt told the Jerusalem Post that he met with Kerr at Los Angeles International Airport for 45 minutes during a layover. Blatt was in the states following the death of his father.
“It is true that I have had conversations with teams from both sides of the Atlantic because my contract is about to end and it is only natural that I will receive information before that happens,” he said.
Blatt is considered one of the top international coaches in the world, and luring him to be Kerr’s assistant would be a huge get for the Warriors. However, it is worth mentioning that there was no offer presented from Kerr to Blatt during their meeting.