Jun 18, 2015 | by Ailene Voisin, The Sacramento Bee
If Steve Kerr still appears a little dazed? A little dreamy-eyed? Well, he should be. Within these past 13 glorious months, he dodged the perfect storm – declined to coach that mess known as the New York Knicks – and instead rode the perfect wave, taking the Warriors all the way to their first NBA championship in four decades.
Thirteen months ago, Steve Kerr had a choice to make. Two job offers sat on the table in front of him: head east to join one of his former coaches and mentors, newly installed president of basketball operations Phil Jackson, in attempting to turn around the New York Knicks, or stay on the West Coast to take over a Golden ...
LeBron James is playing in his fifth straight NBA Finals. Well, Cavaliers shooting guard Joe Harris is playing in his first.
That’s because he’s a rookie. Harris averaged 2.7 points in 51 games this season.
Needless to say, the past few months – the past few weeks, especially – have been a whirlwind.
When Ms. Blinn asked one of the smallest students in her first-grade class what he wanted to be when he grew up, Earl Watson said, “a basketball player.” She asked him to come up with a Plan B, telling him to pick something more realistic, but Watson refused. The 5-year-old who constantly drew plays in the margins of his homework ...