Golden State obviously isn’t taking Phoenix severely.
The Warriors haven’t gotten off to the highest begins these days, and as a part of a fascinating tactic to get players concerned and engaged early, head coach Steve Kerr passed the timeout training tasks over to the players throughout Monday night time’s matchup against the Phoenix Suns.
Steve Kerr’s simply letting the Warriors coach themselves. percent.twitter.com/GIRPtyMWML
— ESPN (@espn) February 13, 2018
Kerr defined why he determined to let the players coach after Golden State’s lopsided 46-point victory.
Steve Kerr on why he let his players coach this night’s recreation against Phoenix. percent.twitter.com/TpEyvl9DoY
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 13, 2018
“I told them the other night after the last game that they were gonna do it. It’s their team,” the Warriors coach stated after the recreation. “I think that’s one of the first things you have to consider as a coach: It’s not your team, it’s not Bob Myers’ team, it’s not Joe Lacob’s team — although I’m not gonna tell Joe that. It’s the players’ team. It’s their team. They have to take ownership of it, and as coaches, our job is to nudge them in the right direction, guide them. But we don’t control them. They determine their own fate. I don’t feel like we’ve focused well at all in the last month. It just seemed like the right thing to do. I thought they communicated really well together and they drew up some nice plays. It was a good night for the guys.”
Kerr couldn’t have picked a greater workforce to experiment against. After all, the Suns are simplest 18-39 and are most likely simplest the verge of collapse in their 6th instantly loss this night. The tactic used to be even perceived through many (together with us) through an indication of disrespect against a lowly opponent.
But the Warriors haven’t been their totally dominant selves these days. They’ve gotten off to in particular gradual begins, which Kerr attributed to a loss of focal point. What higher approach to get players extra concerned than making them coach themselves?
It’s Draymond Green’s flip with the training clipboard throughout this timeout percent.twitter.com/64JbEWwCuE
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 13, 2018