Steve Kerr on the Warriors Possibly Winning 72 Games: ‘Oh God, No’

by December 16, 2014
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The (21-2) Golden State Warriors look like world-beaters, owning the NBA’s best record and having won sixteen straight ballgames.

Head coach Steve Kerr wants to manage expectations, naturally, and completely laughs off the idea that his former team’s historic record is in danger.

The 1995-’96 Chicago Bulls went 72-10, a mark that won’t be approached by these Dubs, says Kerr.

Per CSN Bay Area:

After Golden State’s 16th straight game in New Orleans on Sunday night, head coach Steve Kerr was asked if his team could equal the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, who won an NBA-record 72 games.

 

“Oh God, no,” Kerr told reporters. “No!” […] “We had this guy named Michael Jordan on that team,” Kerr explained. “That year, I think we were 41-3. So if we can go 21-1 the next 22 games, come talk to me.”

 

“What I remember that year is there were about 10 games where Michael just decided, ‘We’re going to win,’” Kerr said. “And every other team on Earth would have lost those 10 games. And Michael Jordan was … there’ll never be another one. Nobody has ever come close, and I don’t think anybody ever will. He wanted to break that Lakers record of 69 wins, so he decided we would do it, so we did it. There’s only one Michael.”