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How about Steve Kerr winning an NBA championship his first year as a head coach in any level of basketball? That decision to go small ball and force Timofey Mozgov out of game 5 was huge and drastically changed the momentum of the series. Apparently, he’s not just an X’s and O’s guy, either. Dude can motivate with the best of them.
Win the NBA Finals and you’ll play Augusta National. That was a promise Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr made to Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala. Well, the two players made good on their half of the deal. Now it’s up to Kerr to follow through.
J.A. Adande of ESPN reported the exchange in his post-game recap. “When we won, I’m yelling at Steph, ‘We’re going to Augusta!’” Iguodala, the NBA Finals MVP, said. “You know how everybody goes to Disneyland? We’re going to Augusta.”
According to the article, Kerr has an in at Augusta who he plans to use to get his victorious players a tee time. It’s no surprise they’re excited. Curry’s love for golf is no secret anymore. Now, neither is Iguodala’s.
As if winning the NBA Finals wasn’t enough of an incentive, Kerr went and dangled a tee time at the best golf course on planet Earth right in front of Steph and Andre’s faces. I would murder my best friend if it meant being able to play 18 at Augusta National. Is it really any surprise that Iggy played the best he’s played in years? He was probably polishing off the wrenches every night after a finals win. LeBron and his intramural rec league team never stood a chance.
On a more serious note, has anyone checked in on Mark Jackson? I’m legitimately concerned for his well being..
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