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No team is happy to drop a playoff game, so it’s perhaps not surprising the tension from last night’s Game 5 loss to the Clippers bled over into Thursday’s practice.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr was hosting his usual media availability at the team’s practice facility when he paused the proceedings because he couldn’t hear the questions over the loud music being played. Kerr asked a staffer to “turn down the music real quick.”
Instead, the music suddenly got louder, prompting a reaction of visible frustration from Kerr.
“I’m sorry, hang on,” he says.
In a clip posted on Twitter by The Athletic’s Anthony Slater, Kerr can be seen getting up and signaling to someone on the staff. Someone off-camera is heard saying, “Draymond wants the music up.”
“Who’s in charge around here?” a reporter jokes.
“Not me,” Kerr responds, as the music continues to blare.
“While leaving the media scrum, Steve Kerr said, ‘Enjoy the music,'” the Chronicle’s Connor Letourneau tweeted. “Clearly wasn’t pleased.”
The exchange between Kerr and Green won’t help assuage the fears of Warriors fans who worry the team’s run of NBA dominance is coming to an end. But tension between Kerr and the Green is hardly a new development; for years, stories about their at-times contentious relationship have circulated. In 2016, ESPN wrote a feature about how one fight between the pair became so heated police almost intervened.
When a clip of Kerr apparently saying he was “tired” of Green’s antics went viral in March, Green said he was unbothered.
“S— happens. It is what it is,” Green said. “I am sure there are plenty of times coaches are tired of players. There are times players are tired of coaches.”
This post was originally posted at https://www.sfgate.com/warriors/article/Steve-Kerr-Draymond-Green-practice-clippers-13796073.php.