Steve Kerr finds himself in a challenging position regarding Draymond Green’s suspension. While acknowledging the wrongdoing of Green’s actions, particularly in choking another individual for an extended period, Kerr also recognizes the need to support his players, especially someone integral to the team’s success.
Kerr’s reaction to Draymond’s suspension reflects the delicate balance of addressing misconduct while maintaining a supportive stance towards the team.
“Yes, he definitely took it too far,” Kerr said. “I didn’t have a problem with him getting Rudy off of Klay, because the rule of thumb is you don’t put your hands on another player on the other team, you get your own guy. So, I thought Rudy was wrong for putting his arms on Klay, regardless of his intentions. I had no problem with Draymond getting him off of him, but he’s gotta let go. He hung on for 6 or 7 seconds, and it was a terrible visual for the league, for Draymond, for everybody. Draymond was wrong, he knows that. It’s a bad look, the 5 games is deserved, and we move forward.”
Acknowledging the wrongdoing, Steve Kerr defends Draymond Green to a certain extent but agrees that the core component is that Green’s actions were wrong. With both Draymond Green and Steph Curry sidelined, the Golden State Warriors face the challenge of navigating through games without two key players.
The team will need to strategize and adapt to these absences to maintain competitiveness on the court.