Steve Kerr of Warriors struggling with the NBA reality he warned us was coming

Steve Kerr tried to warn us.

During the Warriors’ five seasons of fame, Kerr kept saying, “This is not reality.”

Kerr prepared us, the media and the fans, for that cold NBA reality, but he was he prepared? Not only did the Warriors fall back to Earth with blows, but so did Kerr.

For years, even the most picky bastards have found little error in Kerr’s coaching. Now? While the Warriors risk slipping from mediocrity to Lotteryland, critics are lining up to rip off the ingenious coach.

Does Kerr deserve the heat? Absolutely. If you give a coach recognition that his team is going to the NBA Finals for five years in a row, they will honestly criticize him when the team goes south.

Ahead of the Warriors ’lively victory over the Bucks on Tuesday night, Kerr’s report for the 2020-21 school year. She didn’t look well. I would probably give him a C for the season to date. Judging by the local chatter of professional and amateur analysts, I would be generous.

Three main red comments on Kerr’s report card in the “Improvement Needed” section:

• His inconsistent use of rookie center James Wiseman. In the starting lineup, then outside, then inside. In the doghouse, then outside. Minutes, up and down.

• Kerr’s stubborn avoidance of pick-and-roll, which is all the rage in the NBA. Stephen Curry is a great pick-and-roll guy. Wouldn’t a higher P&R accelerate the development of chemistry between Curry and Wiseman, which together were not effective? A great coach adapts his system to the players he has.

• Inconsistent passion. These warriors tend to slip into a subcompetitive disease. Like, don’t play hard.

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