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Steve Kerr says he feels better, but still not ready to coach Warriors

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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr provided the media with an update on his health, saying he is doing much better following two offseason back surgeries that forced him to miss the team’s season opener, according to CSN Bay Area.  

Interim head coach Luke Walton led the Warriors to a 111-95 win over the visiting New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. 

Kerr says he’s on the mend, but not to the point where a return to the sideline is imminent. He offered insight into his condition, and expressed due frustration with the healing process. 

Via CSNBayArea.com: 

“I am feeling better, so that’s the good news,” Kerr said. “The bad news is I’m not feeling well enough to coach yet. It’s hard because I don’t know when that will be. So there’s no timetable. It’s not a sprained ankle, two-to-four-weeks type of thing. When I feel better, I’ll feel better.”

The Warriors will have two days off before heading to the Lone Star State to face the Houston Rockets in the first game of a back-to-back that will next pit them in a rematch against the Pelicans. 

The first surgery Kerr underwent was in July, and was the only one scheduled at the time. After experiencing complications, a second was required on Sept. 29., after which he took indefinite leave pending his full recovery. 

The former three-point specialist with the Chicago Bulls was healthy enough to participate in pregame ceremonies that honored Golden State for its 2015 NBA Finals win. 

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Michael C. Jones is the managing editor and founder of Sports Out West and a Southern California-based sports journalist. His credits include Yahoo Sports and Bleacher Report, among others.
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