Is that this season the Golden State Warriors’ model of “The Final Dance?” Steve Kerr doesn’t assume so in any respect.
The Warriors coach told Tim Kawakami of The Athletic that he thinks any comparisons between his present group and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls are overblown. Some have questioned the Warriors’ future, with Draymond Inexperienced set without cost company and basic supervisor Bob Myers additionally within the final yr of his contract.
“This isn’t ‘The Final Dance,’” Kerr stated. “That was made clear in Chicago (again in 1997), that that was going to be it, Phil (Jackson) was executed and all people’s contracts have been up. That was going to be it.
“That’s not the case right here in any respect. I do know that Joe (Lacob) would like to maintain this factor going. He’s been unbelievable in his monetary dedication to maintain this group sturdy and related for a decade. He’s at all times dedicated to that. So I feel there’s a extremely good risk that we maintain issues going right here.”
Whereas the Warriors’ core stays intact, Inexperienced could be a giant loss. So would Myers, who’s topic to rumors about a potential exit. Golden State’s roster goes to be more and more costly, significantly with luxurious taxes taken into consideration, and that would encourage him to get out earlier than it will get unhealthy.
Stephen Curry is ready to stick with Golden State long-term, whereas Klay Thompson has yet another yr to go on his contract. If the Warriors are going to stay collectively, this offseason will show decisive.