Kevin Durant defends Steve Kerr’s decision to let players coach

Steve Kerr let his Warriors players coach themselves Monday night against the Suns. The players were in charge of everything from shootaround Monday morning to the home game that night, when they routed a woeful Suns team, 129-83.

Kevin Durant defends Steve Kerr’s decision to let players coach

Kevin Durant defends Steve Kerr’s decision to let players coach

Though some found the tactic interesting and empowering, others found it disrespectful. Kevin Durant doesn’t take that second group of folks seriously.

"Everybody just loves to hate on the Warriors," Kevin Durant told Bleacher Report. "Whatever we do, they don't want to just say they hate us, so they're going to make excuses up on why they don't like us or why it was disrespectful. That's what rubbed me the wrong way, because who gives a s—? Who cares?

“The product was on the court, the coach was humble enough, and he doesn't have an ego to think he has to do everything on his own. And we know as players that we can't survive without a great coaching staff. It was an amazing exercise, I thought."

Kerr also found the criticism pitiful


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"I don't think its earth-shattering news,” Kerr said on 95.7 The Game in San Francisco. "I've been quickly reminded today of what an insane world we live in, and how everything now is just a story and constantly judged and picked apart.”

Kerr also said he could see himself doing the same thing again before the end of the season to "keep things light and loose and occasionally throw the team a curveball."

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