Steve Kerr would not change anything about Warriors’ process with Durant
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr defended the organization’s handling of Kevin Durant’s injury and suggested that he wouldn’t go back and do anything differently in the leadup to Game 5.
Durant suffered an Achilles injury during his first game back from a calf problem, and many blamed the Warriors for their handling of the star player. Kerr defended the team, saying multiple doctors, including an outside consultant, cleared Durant to play and suggested there was no risk for an Achilles tear.
Steve Kerr said KD was cleared by multiple parties, including an outside consultant. They were told reinjury of calf was only concern, Achilles tear wasn't: "Would we go back and do it over again? Damn right."
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) June 12, 2019
The Warriors have been criticized for a lot over the last day since Durant got hurt, and his own mother didn’t exactly defend them in a television appearance. The Warriors are eager to make it clear that they did everything by the book and ran into bad luck, but there’s not a lot Kerr can say to change anyone’s mind at this point.