Steve Kerr believes losing gave Warriors clarity on how to improve
Kerr believes losing gave Dubs clarity on how to improve originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
The 2022-23 NBA season was a rollercoaster ride for the Warriors, especially on the road. Golden State dealt with various struggles this season, but most notable was its 11-30 record away from Chase Center.
Furthermore, the Warriors' road performance reared its ugly head in the Western Conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James and Co. won all three games at Crypto.com arena in a four-games-to-two series win.
As a result, Warriors coach Steve Kerr notes that their second-round exit and the losses throughout the season shine a light on what the team must do to improve for the 2023-24 NBA season.
"I think for me, the way I look at this season is that sometimes losing can give you clarity in terms of where you need to be better," Kerr told reporters on Tuesday.
"It probably would have been tough to walk in first day of training camp this year and say, hey, we've got to improve in this area or that area and then the guys are looking at me like, we just won the damn championship. It's a lot easier when you lose for everybody to look in the mirror and say, what can we do better? What can I do better, what can we do better?
"So that's the job of the coaching staff this year. Really figure out where we can improve and find ways to teach those things, implement them in the summer, next training camp, and get better. That's an exciting prospect. That's the whole idea is to use this opportunity to improve and to take another step."
The Warriors will have to make decisions on key players this offseason. Draymond Green has a $27.6 million player option for next season; however, Golden State reportedly plans on discussing a multiyear contract with Green this offseason.
Apart from Green, Jonathan Kuminga has a cloudy future in the Bay. After the Lakers eliminated the Warriors, The Athletic reported that the 20-year-old could seek a trade if he is not guaranteed a bigger role next season.
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However, the architect to improve this squad might be someone different, considering Bob Myers' contract as the Warriors' president of basketball operations and general manager expires at the end of June.
As a result, these improvements for next season could see a different Warriors team attempting to win another NBA championship in the Steph Curry era.
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