Monday, 10 December, 2018

Golden State Warriors owner expects to sign Steve Kerr to contract extension

LeBron James EPAJames 33 is a four-time league MVP and three-time NBA champion
Eugene Bates | 10 June, 2018, 10:15

Now Durant says he only needs to hammer out final details on a rich deal to remain with the Warriors, which would keep them as the team to beat next season.

Golden State claimed the sixth crown in club history, matching the Chicago Bulls for third on the all-time list. "But what (Cavaliers coach) Ty (Lue) did with his group and obviously what LeBron does night after night is just incredible".

"You thought I was insane but I told you, I felt good after Game 5 in the Houston series", Kerr was quoted as saying after winning the championship, per Ethan Strauss of The Athletic.

The sheer ease of their disposal of the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers in the championship series sent a loud and clear message to the league that they are not about to vacate their perch any time soon.

Curry hit an NBA Finals one-game record nine 3-pointers in a game-two victory and struck for 37 in Friday's clincher, but lost out in a media vote to Durant, who struck for a playoff career-high 43 points in a game-three triumph.

James finished the Finals averaging 34 points on 52.7 percent shooting overall (33.3 percent from 3), 10 assists and 8.5 rebounds.

"Individual accolades, they're awesome and when you get to experience what that feels like, it´s a validation of all the hard work that you put into it. There´s a sense of pride around those things", Curry said.

James exited the floor with four minutes left on the clock to a standing from the home crowd.

For Cleveland, the loss sends the team into an off season of great uncertainty as James, the best player of his generation, could sign elsewhere as a free agent after July 1, which is widely expected given the relative lack of talent on the roster.

"It's going to be tougher (to win a title) if he goes to the West", Sherman said. If he decides to leave again, we'll always have that one parade.

Asked about winning the Finals MVP, Durant said, "Does it matter?" So I kind of try to just stand on that.

James has usually done a good job of not throwing his teammates under the bus, but during the Finals, he was getting frustrated. "When you play one of the best it brings the best out of you as well", Durant said of playing against James.

"I'm going to need (an extension) because I bought a house in San Francisco and I'm going to have to coach for another 20 years to afford that house", Kerr said via The Athletic's Anthony Slater.

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