Golden State Warriors won their first championship in forty years and have much to celebrate. Their exuberant playing style which got them much attention was exemplary and engaging. Many say that the Golden State Warriors won because of the effective strategy employed by their coach Steve Kerr.
Unfortunately, for the Warriors, Kerr is going to be out most of the beginning of the season due to back surgery and its attendant problems. He will be temporarily replaced in the interim by assistant coach, Luke Walton.
Steve Kerr have overworked himself last season. He had to undergo surgery twice already for a recurring ruptured disc problem. There is a good chance that he will miss the start of the season. The Warriors are scheduled to take on Pelicans in their first game on October 28th and it is likely that Luke Walton will have to guide the team for the first game.
Walton was an assistant coach for Golden State Warriors last season and was promoted to the lead assistant job this summer. Will he be able to take up where Steve Kerr left off? Only time can tell! But with the season looming ahead, the team will ardently wish that Kerr gets better soon. They will need his strategy in the court.
Luke Walton had played for Los Angeles Lakers under Phil Jackson. He is the son of Bill Walton, who has been included in the NBA hall of Fame. Luke had played collegiately at Arizona under Lute Olson too. He has over ten years of experience as a NBA player.
The season begins with three games on October 28. The Pistons take on the Hawks first. Cavaliers will play the Bulls on the same day. Golden State warriors will also play the Pelicans on the same day. Will the Golden State Warriors continue with their winning streak? We certainly hope so.
NBA.com reported the news first.
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