Warriors coach Steve Kerr let his players take turns running the huddle during a win over the Suns last night.
That didn’t sit well with Phoenix forward Jared Dudley.
Chris Haynes of ESPN:
Jared Dudley to ESPN on Steve Kerr allowing his players to coach. “It shows a lack of respect for an opponent, and maybe right now, we don’t deserve respect. When you keep getting beat by 40, teams won’t respect you. But it’s up to us to change that.”
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 13, 2018
This is spot on.
I doubt Kerr would have done that against a better team. He did it because the Warriors were so likely to blow out Phoenix. That is disrespectful.
But it’s also correct, and Dudley isn’t complaining. The Suns got the amount of respect they deserved. Like he said, it’s on them – not Golden State – to change that.