Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr will return to coach the team for the first time this season against the Indiana Pacers on Friday night after undergoing two offseason back surgeries.
Kerr had surgery to repair a ruptured disc in late July, a follow-up procedure in early September and was hampered by severe headaches as he recovered. He opted to take a leave of absence Oct. 1 as Warriors training camp was beginning.
“As a friend, I am thrilled he’s back. It’s been an arduous road for him,” Warriors general manager Bob Myers told Yahoo Sports about Kerr.
Optimism grew that Kerr would return to the bench after he attended the Warriors’ two-game road trip to Cleveland and Chicago this week.
Golden State went an NBA-best 39-4, the second-best start in league history, under the direction of interim head coach Luke Walton.
"I thought maybe he’d be 40-3. But 39-4, I’ll have to settle for that," Kerr told reporters at shootaround Friday morning.
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