Tim Duncan sent great text message to Steve Kerr after Warriors won championship
All Steve Kerr did in his first year as a head coach was lead the Warriors to a franchise-record 67 wins during the regular season. Golden State then defeated the Cavaliers in six games to capture their first NBA championship since 1975.
Not surprisingly, Kerr received numerous congratulatory messages. One in particular from former teammate Tim Duncan had to make the Warriors coach chuckle.
What Tim Duncan texted Kerr yesterday: "It's that easy, huh?"
— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) June 18, 2015
That was even better than the great text Kobe sent LeBron in the summer of 2010.
Winning a championship is certainly nothing new to Kerr. He won three as a player with the Chicago Bulls. Kerr was also on two Spurs title teams along with Duncan. However, what the 49-year-old did this year with Golden State was quite impressive in his first season wearing a suit and holding a clipboard.
The Warriors’ 67 wins were the most for a first-year head coach in NBA history. Their 16-game improvement from last season was the largest increase ever for a team that won 50-plus games the prior season.