Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr could return to the bench this weekend, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. There’s still no timetable for Kerr’s return and he’s declined comment, but an earlier report from the San Jose Mercury News also suggested he’s targeting a return this weekend.
Kerr traveled with his team on their two-game trip to Texas, which is his first multi-game trip of the season. He hasn’t coached this year due to complications from offseason back surgery.
The Warriors haven’t missed a beat with interim head coach Luke Walton at the helm in place of Kerr. Golden State is 29-2 on the year and just lost its second game of the season on Wednesday to the Dallas Mavericks, and it came without Stephen Curry in the lineup.
Walton commented on the possibility of Kerr returning:
“It’s obviously a possibility,” interim coach Luke Walton said of Kerr’s potential return to the bench this weekend. “He hasn’t said he’s going to. To be honest, I don’t think he knows yet. I think that’s part of why he’s on this road trip, to see how his body handles the travel and getting into Houston at 1 a.m. tonight to turn around and play again then get on another plane and fly home and get in late again. So that’s part of why he’s here on this trip, whether or not this weekend is a realistic return or not.”
The Warriors play the Denver Nuggets on Saturday.