The Warriors are getting older, and the dynasty days may be over. But hey, maybe not, too.
One person who says he’s confident about his position with the team is none other than coach Steve Kerr, who owns four rings in his only head-coaching job.
But Kerr’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season. Some have predicted the Warriors are headed for a 2024 of sweeping changes. That could indeed be the case if they falter again. For Golden State, it’s Finals or bust.
And if it’s bust … sources have told Hoops Wire that the Warriors very well could move on from Kerr after the season.
Kerr, though, said he isn’t worried.
“Yeah, I feel great about my position here,” he told reporters. “I want to be here. I know (GM Mike Dunleavy Jr.) and (team owner Joe Lacob) want me here, so I’m very confident something will get done. But I’m not stressed about it at all.
“You know, I’m perfectly capable of coaching whether I have one year left or an extension. Makes no difference. But I fully expect to be here.”
Kerr has won those four titles in eight years, and he is the undisputed greatest coach in Warriors history. So he should feel confident. But this is the NBA, and so much is determined by what you have done lately.
In other words, the Warriors may be waiting on a contract extension for a reason.