Skip: Dubs have hit ‘dynastic wall', may need coaching change originally appeared nbc sports birea
Warriors coach Steve Kerr has led Golden State to four NBA titles in the past eight seasons.
But after an up-and-down 2022-23 campaign, and now, after a three-games-to-one deficit against the Los Angeles lakers in the Western Conference semifinals, FS1 host Skip Bayless thinks it's time for the Warriors to move on. There may be time. From their fearless leader.
“Speaking of problems mounting, I'm going to say it again about the Golden State,” Bayless said Tuesday on “Undisputed.” Warriors lost 104-101, “They're defending champions, they're dynasts, I give you all that. I've had nothing but the highest respect for what they've achieved with the players over the past decade: Steph [Curry]Clay [Thompson]drummond [Green], For a while, Kevin Durant.
“Something's been wrong this whole year. Something's been off and missing this whole year. They might have to change the voices going into next year. They might have to replace Steve Kerr.”
Bayless used Games 3 and 4 — both Warriors losses on the road — as examples of how Golden State playing “immorally” poorly In the series, holding an 11-point lead, they lost Game 3 on 12 missed field-goal attempts, six turnovers and three technical fouls before the end of the first half.
and Game 4 featured a seven-point lead in the fourth quarter by the Warriors, only for them to end up in a loss. Bayless said that, perhaps, Golden State needs a different voice in the room despite Kerr's unmatched success over the years.
Bayless said, “At some point, they're not hearing what they need to hear, or at some point, they've hit a dynastic wall, because sometimes that's what you do.” “You just run out of gas. Because they're doing things that are so absurdly wrong and bad that this is not the Golden State I see in these games.”
Kerr is No. 8 on the list for most NBA playoff wins by a coach, enjoying 98 in 137 opportunities. He is second in Warriors franchise history with 467 total wins behind Al Atles (557).
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His head-coaching resume will almost certainly land him in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and after leading Golden State to the playoffs seven of the nine years he could be considered a replacement.
And if you asked the Warriors, chances are they'd tell you the onus is on themselves if they want to get 3-1 out of the hole They are against the Lakers.