Fresh off a third championship victory over the last four years, it’s safe to say Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has established himself as one of the league’s elite.
Warriors Owner Joe Lacob knows how integral Steve Kerr is to the Warriors success and plans on rewarding him as such. Following their Game 4 victory in the NBA Finals, Lacob expressed to The Athletic’s Anthony Slater his desire to extend the head coach this summer.
Joe Lacob to @TheAthleticSF on a Steve Kerr contract extension this offseason: "It's very high (on the priority list). And we will get it done."
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) June 9, 2018
As the ring-leader to what can now be considered one of the NBA’s most illustrious dynasties, it should come as a shock to nobody that Lacob is inclined to give Kerr a contract extension. The 52-year-old Kerr just concluded his fourth season of the five-year contract he signed with the Warriors.
After missing time each of the last two seasons due to different health complications stemming from back surgery, Kerr was able to get through the 2017-18 campaign without missing any games from the sidelines, a good sign for the Warriors moving forward.
Now coming off a repeat, Kerr will have the challenge of keeping the Warriors motivated throughout the summer and into next season, though that hasn’t been a difficult task for him in years prior. With Kerr and Golden State seemingly on the same page regarding his coaching future, the Warriors can turn their focus to retaining their core and making another run at a championship in 2019.