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OAKLAND – Contrary to what is now considered a political discourse, Warriors coach Steve Kerr and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich have reached an agreement. Contrary to his persistent criticisms of President Donald Trump, Popovich vouches for being more diplomatic.
Popovoch has accused joke video coordinator Nick Kerr of being the spy for his father, Warriors coach Steve Kerr, last season. Before Game 2 of the Warriors Spurs first round series on Monday at the Oracle Arena, Popovich promised an adaptation in the game.
"He does not want any of that attention, I think the jokes may be over," said Steve Kerr. "We have to get past it, this poor guy."
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Popovich made some jokes at the expense of this poor guy. Popovich said the Spurs had knocked Nick Kerr down to see if he had a wire. Popovich reports that he has watched Nick Kerr angrily tap his computer during the film sessions and openly wonder if he sent the Spurs scout reports directly to his father's inbox. Popovich said that the team had chosen informally that Nick Young could not attend a final team meeting just for Popovich to overrule his players. Popovich joked that he would have fired Nick Kerr if he had only evidence of collusion.
Contrary to what happened to the investigation in Russia, Popovich does not intend to send anyone to the office of Steve or Nick Kerr to search any documents that could prove guilty. Instead, Popovich said he and Kerr "discussed" the issue and shook hands.
"It was pretty funny when we did everything, but humor is limited, so we decided there would not be any jokes," said Popovich. "He's an intellectually talented and wonderful young man, we did not want to characterize it, he works on his butt to help us, anyway, to beat his father and the warriors, a little humor was good, but we do not want to go too far. "
It apparently went too far. Steve Kerr said his son was "embarrassed" every time the Warriors and Spurs played this season.
"He does not want attention, he loves his team," Kerr said of his son. "He really wants to win, he's dying to beat us, just as we're going to beat her, he's pop and incredibly loyal to the players, I could not be more proud of him." [1