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Report: Steve Kerr May Not Return Until After All-Star Break

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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is still recovering from complications from two back surgeries, and Kerr now may not return until after the All-Star break. ESPN’s J.A. Adande relayed this information from a Warriors player during the team’s 112-108 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night (via Monte Poole of CSN Bay Area):

One Warriors player said the team “wouldn’t be surprised if it takes (Kerr) until after the All-Star break” to rejoin the team, ESPN’s J.A. Adande communicated Wednesday on the night of the Warriors-Clippers game.

Kerr first underwent back surgery in July and then again in September, and there have been complications that include leaking spinal fluid and continual headaches. The Warriors headmaster took an indefinite leave of absence right after training camp started.

Kerr has been attending games at Oracle Arena, and he’s had communication with interim coach Luke Walton and the rest of the coaching staff, although Poole says it’s been mostly limited to pregame and halftime talks.

The Warriors are 5-0 with Walton at the helm.

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