Kerr said Monday that he was still not feeling well enough to coach in Thursday's game, but ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Chris Hayes report that Kerr had improved to the point earlier this week that he was "hopeful" he'd be on the bench. He continues to say it's an easy situation for him to handle. I could say that every day, and it could be true. That evident in Game 1 and with or without Kerr, the Warriors are hoping to keep it going the rest of the series.
"That's what keeps the question being asked, which is fair". I would say nothing has changed from last night to today, when you're talking to me. "We're seeing how he feels and we'll read that on a daily basis".
Assistant coach Mike Brown has taken over in Kerr's absence and the Warriors haven't missed a beat, still sitting at a flawless 13-0 in the playoffs. Kerr, though, "had a bad day Wednesday", according to the report, and made a decision to leave the coaching duties up to Brown. "I can sit in the back, speak my piece at halftime, before and after".
Even in the absence of their leader in Kerr, the Warriors defeated superstar forward LeBron James and the Cavaliers by the score of 113-91 on Thursday evening.