Coach Steve Kerr attends Golden State practice after leave of absence

Hope Soto
May 16, 2017

The Warriors came from 22 down in the second quarter to win the finale, 110-98 on March 29 in San Antonio.

Indeed, after Kawhi Leonard left the game with an ankle injury, the Warriors came back on a huge run and eventually won the game, 113-111.

Steve Kerr, who was at Oracle Arena, but not coaching the game, stepped in and delivered a halftime speech to his team. "Settle in. We'll be all right".

"Anytime we hear his voice, feel his presence, it means a lot", Curry said to ESPN's Steve Levy.

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Kerr actually was present in a coaches' meeting Friday. He's the leader of this thing. "So that's good. So for me more than anything else, it was great to see him out here especially during practice walking around, talking to guys. It was nice to hear his voice". "He's obviously been doing his homework in between his down times helping us get prepared for this series and you know he misses being around for the day-to-day routine and the atmosphere, practice, locker room and games and all that. I hope he's feeling better".

Kerr has not manned the Warriors bench since Game 2 of their first round series against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Popovich said the All-Star forward was "absolutely" a full participant in practice Saturday. "When they tell me otherwise, I'll do the otherwise". Kerr, who has remained on the sideline for an extended period of time due to complications from a previous back surgery, returned to the Warriors' practice facility over the weekend while attending the team's Saturday practice. "It's been very hard for him, and he's shown a lot of courage getting through what he's gotten through".

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