Reactions varied, but one athlete in Los Angeles feels confident that LeBron will NOT be coming to his city next season.
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Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors round off a lucrative contract extension, a person familiar with the business said Friday USA USA TODAY Sports.
The person requested anonymity because he was not allowed to speak publicly until the extension is announced
The expansion comes as no surprise to anyone. Before the season began, The Athletic reported that a deal would be made after the 2017-18 season, and Kerr confirmed, "I'm sure if we do it, we'll make it come on quickly to an agreement. "
ESPN, reported on Friday's development said the deal would make Kerr one of the league's highest paid coaches.
Kerr has trained the Warriors in the championship in three of the past four seasons, defeating Cleveland in 2015, 2017 and 2018 and losing to the Cavs in 2016.
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Kerr treated significant health problems and back surgery complications, missing 43 games in 2015-16 and missing playoff games in 2016-17. But he trained every game last season and is ready to continue training the best team in the league. Golden State, who has built a dynasty, is preferred to regain the title next season.
In four seasons with Golden State, Kerr's 265-63 – .808 win rate and was named Coach of the Year 2015-16 after the Warriors finished 73-9.
Kerr is also just one of six coaches with three NBA championships. Phil Jackson (11), Red Auerbach (nine), John Kundla (five), Pat Riley (five) and Gregg Popovich (five).