It comes as no surprise that the Golden State Warriors are looking to lock up their head coach for the foreseeable future.
After winning his third title in four years since becoming the Warriors’ head coach, Steve Kerr will now look to sign a lucrative contract extension this offseason. Kerr is in the midst of a 5-year, $25 million deal, with next season representing the final year of the contract. Typically, organizations and coaches like to make a decision before the final season plays out.
"We'll get it done this summer," Warriors owner Joe Lacob told ESPN following the 2018 NBA Finals win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. "Let him rest a little bit. But we'll get it done. … I think as long as he feels comfortable doing it long term, we want him."
The only question mark for a long-term deal would be Kerr’s health, as he has sat our portions of the past two seasons with complications emanating from 2015 back surgery. In his stead, Luke Walton built up a significant resume, allowing him to grab the Los Angeles Lakers head coaching vacancy.
Kerr, however, was able to coach the entire 2017-18 season without issue.
"The job and my family carry me through," Kerr told ESPN following the Game 4 win.
The Warriors will look to another eventful offseason as the team gears up to try to win its third straight NBA championship.
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