Warriors are understandably bored; the hard-to-read bench; Steve Kerr a dynamic, positive face of a franchise

Had a great time talking sports — and getting into Warriors’ specifics — with Darryl “the Guru” Johnson on 95.7-FM The game on Friday. As it pertains to the Warriors, we hit on a lot of topics in the wake of the Warriors’ 103-90 victory over the Knicks at Oracle.

Here’s a link to to our show on 95.7-FM The Game.

Among the topics:

–Steinmetz thinks the Warriors are bored. After winning the NBA championship two years ago and getting to the Finals last year, they’re realizing there’s still a long way to go until the playoffs.

It’s only natural that the Warriors are having trouble staying in the present — the regular season — and not looking ahead to the postseason. They’re not getting a lot of competition these days, so it only makes sense that they start to push the envelope when it comes to getting a little casual.

–“Guru” says the Warriors’ bench is a “nightmare.” OK, so the bench isn’t as good as it was a year ago. We can all agree on that. But a nightmare? C’mon, quite the overreaction, right?

–Warriors coach Steve Kerr once again showed why he is one of the classiest coaches — hell, people — in all of the Bay Area. Kerr was absolutely terrific when it came to honoring the late Craig Sager on Thursday.

But it’s more than just Thursday. Kerr is a wonderful, thoughtful and incredible spokesman and face of your franchise. Every single time Kerr represents the Warriors, he elevates the stature of the franchise.  And it’s worth talking about.






About Steinmetz

Matt Steinmetz is a veteran San Francisco Bay Area sports journalist. He covered the Golden State Warriors for the Bay Area News Group for more than a decade before becoming a television analyst with Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Steinmetz can be heard on "Steiny & Guru" on 95.7-FM The Game in San Francisco, from 12-3.
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