Steve Kerr Would ‘Resign’ Before Instituting Rockets-Style Offense in Golden State

The Warriors will have a new supporting cast next season, but coach Steve Kerr says the team will have the same offensive identity—with plenty of ball movement and off-ball action.

While guesting on the TK Show podcast with The Athletic‘s Tim Kawakami, Kerr said Golden State won’t be “reinventing the wheel” offensively with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green all back to full health.

Kerr: “We’re still going to be the Warriors. We’re not going to all of a sudden turn into the Rockets and change our offense and have one guy go high pick-and-roll 70 times a game.

That would be so you, Steve. Just do that, just do iso ball, pick-and-roll. I think that’s where your heart is with this [laughs].

Kerr: “[Laughs] I think I would resign first. We’ve got to be ourselves, and what make Steph and Klay [Thompson] the players they are is the combination of what they can do on and off ball. That’s what moves defenses.

“What makes Draymond [Green] special is his ability to distribute from either the 4 or the 5 spot—to have playmaking at that level.”

Kerr went on to say that he thinks the Warriors using Green as a facilitator has influenced other teams in the League—including the Miami Heat who use Bam Adebayo as a playmaker.

Rather than making wholesale changes on the offensive end, Kerr said that the Warriors will focus on defense. Without as many athletic wings and shot-blocking big men, Golden State will need to find new ways to stop opposing offenses.

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