In the Warriors’ blowout loss to the Knicks on Thursday, Draymond Green was ejected due to a mistaken technical foul call from the officials, but coach Steve Kerr had his mind on something else postgame.
It was all the fouls committed by the Warriors in their 119-104 loss at Chase Center. Golden State committed 26 fouls on the evening, and it’s not the first time Kerr has been frustrated by his team’s fouling on defense this season.
After the Knicks loss, the coach was as upset as you’ll ever see and he called his team’s tactics “mindless” according to Drew Shiller of NBC Sports Bay Area.
The coach was at a loss for how to get the message through to his players, and it seems he finally went the “public message” route — as in airing his frustration to the media for all to hear. He thought out loud about what to do, coming up with a rotation idea out of a high school coach’s playbook, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
Damn, coach. Tell us how you really feel.
Kerr already sent a public message just the other day, suggesting that if he had a must-win game, he’d change his starting lineup. His top-five responded against the Spurs and had their best game.
But the Knicks game was horrific. Though the Warriors were down just five points when Green was ejected. That doesn’t erase all the fouling though, and Kerr is trying another public message in an attempt to fix it. The Warriors will have their chance to show they received the message on Saturday against the formidable Jazz.
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