Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr turned down the New York Knicks job before signing up with Golden State. It’s safe to say he chose wisely.
The Warriors won a franchise-record 60th game on Saturday night, defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 108-95 despite both Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala sitting out for rest purposes. Not only did the win set a franchise record, but Golden State also clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.
The Warriors have been dominant all season, racking up a 34-2 home record thus far and boasting an insane average point differential of 10.9. That would be the best mark since the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, who won 72 games and had an average point differential of 12.24.
Meanwhile, the team that Kerr spurned lost a franchise-record 60th game against the Bulls on Saturday night. The game was a blowout from the very beginning, and the final score was a 111-80 beat down.
It has truly been a miserable season in New York, with a knee injury to Carmelo Anthony making it all even worse. At 14-60, the Knicks have the worst record in the league and have a league-worst -9.7 average point differential. The team is trotting out a starting lineup these days of Shane Larkin, Langston Galloway, Lance Thomas, Andrea Bargnani and Lou Amundson. That’s awful.
The silver lining, of course, is a boatload of cap space and the best odds of earning the No. 1 pick in the draft.