Warriors’ Steve Kerr gets brutally honest on growing pains after brutal loss to Spurs

Warriors are 33-30, putting them 10th in the West.

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr in front of the Chase Center.

The Golden State Warriors has lost their second straight game, this time to the lowly San Antonio Spurs who besides having a star rookie in Victor Wembanyama, they are last in the Western Conference at 14 wins.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr spoke after the game to the media about the growing pains the team is currently going through.

Part of those pains is that their featured star in Stephen Curry is absent with an ankle injury suffered in last Thursday’s loss to the Chicago Bulls.

While Curry is expected to come back in around a week, the team is in the home stretch of the season where they have to rack up victories.

Kerr expressed after the contest that they played “a lot of young guys” in the matchup, even starting two players under the age of 25 in rookie Brandin Podziemski and Trayce Jackson-Davis. Mixing the fact that Curry is out plus the inexperience of the young stars, Kerr said that the “different emotional swings” have to be experienced by them.

“We’re playing a lot of young guys, we started two of them,” Kerr said.

“This is all part of it. You have to go through multiple seasons to really understand the different games that are going to happen, the styles, the different emotional swings.

All of that has to be experienced by young guys in order to develop and grow and learn how to win.”

Kerr talks “multiple breakdowns” by the Warriors

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr confers with referee Sean Wright (4) during the first quarter at Chase Center.D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports
Kerr did say that he was pleased by the Warriors started the game as he mentioned the defense being “really good.” However, he would mention the breakdowns that made San Antonio get to the rim and per Kerr, “they got anything they wanted all night” according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic.

“I liked the way the game started,” Kerr said. “Sochan hit two 3s, which you don’t expect that. But I thought our defense was really good.”

“We had multiple breakdowns,” Kerr continued. “They got to the rim at will. We gave up 28 free throws and 17 3s. You gotta stop something, and I thought they got anything they wanted all night.”

Kerr talks about the lack of “confidence or energy”

Kerr would also admit that with Curry being out, “it changes dramatically for us” as he references the elite abilities the Warriors star provides. There was a severe lack of “confidence or energy” according to the head coach who has won four championships with the team.

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