Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is unsure if he will be able to coach in the NBA Finals, as he continues to work his way back from back surgery complications. Kerr has not coached in the Warriors last 10 playoff games, all victories. Assistant Mike Brown has led the team since Game 3 of the first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Golden State made more NBA history as they got off to an NBA-best 12-0 start to the postseason, completing 3 sweeps against the Trail Blazers, Jazz and Spurs. With Monday's victory, the Dubs have earned their third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals. Following the game, players took to the podium and social media to share their excitement and gratitude for the chance to once again compete for Larry.
The Portland Trail Blazers were not the first team in professional sports to draft Pat Connaughton. Before Portland (via the Brooklyn Nets) took the Notre Dame shooting guard with the 41st pick in the 2015 NBA draft, the Baltimore Orioles took the Notre Dame pitcher in the fourth round of the 2014 MLB draft. On Monday, Connaughton appeared on MLB Network Radio and said that he was “not going to unrealistically chase a dream if it appears that dream is getting farther and farther away.” According to Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun, the Orioles would be happy to welcome their pitching prospect. Baltimore executive vice president Dan Duquette said of Connaughton: The Orioles believe he has a good