The 2023-24 NBA season has been an absolute horror show for the Golden State Warriors. The highly successful franchise, which won a championship less than two years ago, struggled to stay competitive this year. The roster failed to come together. And after a point, the whole squad simply lacked confidence.
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors missed significant action last week. Their road games were suspended due to the sad demise of assistant coach Dejan Milojevic. The Dubs resumed basketball on Wednesday against the Atlanta Hawks. Ahead of the game, head coach Steve Kerr weighed on the team’s chances of a turnaround at half stage into the difficult season.
Stever Kerr Weighs On Warriors Odds Of A Comeback In Second Half Of The Season!
Golden State Warriors endured a traumatic experience last week when assistant coach Dejan Milojevic lost his life in front of the team due to a heart attack. While he was rushed to the hospital, the coach sadly couldn’t make it. The tragic demise led to a week-long absence of the Dubs from the tournament. NBA postponed a couple of games to ensure enough time for the players to heal. Meanwhile, the Dubs resumed basketball with a commanding win over the Hawks on Wednesday. Ahead of the matchup, the franchise paid their respects to the late coach. Not only that, but the team has decided to keep Deki’s initials on the uniform for the rest of the season.
Meanwhile, head coach Steve Kerr spoke on the occasion and urged the Warriors to play with extra motivation in the second half. He said Deki would have wanted the team to get some wins. Not only that, Kerr added that the Dubs have the entire second half to themselves to turn things around in their favor. It’s not an unachievable task. With the right belief and mindset, the Dubs can change their fate, believes the head coach. “We’ve got half the season left. There’s still time to salvage the season and get things turned around. That the plan,” said coach Kerr. Having said that, the turnaround is easier said than done. The roster lacks balance and enough firepower to score during crucial moments. General manager Mike Dunleavy Jr has to do some work during the upcoming trade deadline to aid the turnaround.
Jonathan Kuminga Scripts Franchise History Against Hawks!
In a standout performance at the Chase Center, Jonathan Kuminga led his side to a comprehensive win over the Hawks. The young players converted all his 11-shot attempts. And equaled Hall-of-Famer Chris Mullin’s franchise record of most makes without a miss. With that, Kuminga solidified his place as a rising star in the NBA and also a key asset for the Warriors.
Moreover, owing to his recent heroics, fans have vouched for a start for Jonathan Kuminga. He has been coming off the bench since the start of the season. Moreover, Andrew Wiggins’ lackluster has further fueled the chorus of change. Overall, the pressure is mounting on the Warriors coach to do right by Kuminga before time eventually runs out.
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