Kerr on KD situation: We ‘get paid to be part of the soap opera, the machine, the beast’

Warriors head coach discusses all things Durant on ‘The Damon Bruce’

Karl Buscheck
February 07, 2019 - 5:56 pm

The day after Kevin Durant’s memorable press conference, which ended his media silence, Steve Kerr joined “The Damon Bruce Show” for a nuanced conversation.

Kerr told 95.7 The Game that he has yet to speak to Durant as the Warriors didn’t practice on Thursday and didn’t even watch the Durant presser until he arrived home on Wednesday night.

But Kerr is sure he’ll talk with Durant soon.

“He’s a grown man and he’s got to do his job and I’ve got to do mine,” Kerr said. “We talk all the time, just like I do with all the players.”

Kerr spoke extensively on the topic, putting the whole back-and-forth into perspective:

“It’s part of the deal. As I talk about with our team every year, it’s part of the gig. This is what we sign up for. Yes we all get paid for either our coaching ability or playing ability, but we also get paid to be part of the soap opera and the machine, whatever you want to call it. The beast.”

“And all the revenue that generates the salary cap, it doesn’t all come from ticket sales. It comes from media rights and all kinds of financial streams that are based in people’s intense interests in the league.”

“And so, you just kind of have to deal with that and go along with that and there are going to be times when you get upset, and you just move on. You just keep going.

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