Kerr: “Trying to repeat is actually really fun” + summer recap
[notes & quotes from 95.7 interview]
Steve Kerr went on 95.7 during the “Damon and Ratto” Show this afternoon and I took notes as it was happening. Below are the notes, only edited once — messy, yes, but better than nothing. Working on a few projects at the moment so, per usual, getting the info out in whatever format will take precedence over form and style.
If you want to hear the interview, I recommend either going to the 95.7 The Game website and searching there, or waiting for it to appear on the Warriors’ SoundCloud page.
Cairo/BWB: pyramids and city has grown 3x, daughter got married, 6 weeks of getting away after the Draft/FA so mid-August started to think about schemes, coaching retreat next week, “Bob and I talk almost every day”, Japan trip: “not the ideal way to go through training camp…but it’s an incredible opportunity…just there for the Olympics last summer but didn’t get to see anything (due to COVID)…it’ll be a thrill”, Queen Elizabeth and watching The Crown, monitoring vet minutes in preseason: rhythm but don’t run them into the ground, “we’ve got an entire performance team…my job has gotten a lot easier”, motivation, “trying to repeat is actually really fun…third year is where it really gets to be a grind (if you’re lucky enough)…I think we’ll be really excited (not burned out)…playing with a little house money…they’ve (Steph/Klay/Dray/Andre) got four rings, they’ve got nothing to prove…their natural competitiveness (will come out)”, Iguodala: “irreplaceable leader in that locker room”, “we (he and Myers) just said you have earned the right to do whatever you want…talked to him about a month ago”, what makes a three-peat harder: it catches up to you and takes physical/spiritual toll plus teams are gunning for you, Poole: “Jordan was amazing…don’t know that he can do anything more offensively…when he was fully engaged…physicality…he can be a legit two-way player”, if Steve wants to be in salary cap discussions: “Bob and I are always aligned…every decision he makes he’s sharing his reasoning”, Klay full season: “We texted the other day and he’s having just a great summer…brother Trayce is hitting home runs…expect (Klay) to be more consistent”, Wiggins: “culmination of two and a half years…Klay being back (helped)…lock-down defense and be our secondary scorer…he was just awesome…perfect marriage”, Wiseman/Moody/Kuminga: “(Wiseman) looks good and feels good…they’re all so young, they just need to play”, Alonzo King (ballet director) at SF Jazz fundraiser September 16th: talk on social justice and human rights and mindfulness/self-care.
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