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Steve Kerr: Team USA coaches still planning on Tokyo

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As the uncertainty surrounding the spread of the coronavirus hovers over the world, Golden State Warriors coach and Team USA assistant Steve Kerr said Tuesday that the staff must plan as if the Tokyo Olympics will go on as scheduled this summer.

Kerr said he has been in contact with Team USA head coach Gregg Popovich in recent days.

“Pop and I have spoken a couple of times over the last week or so,” Kerr said Tuesday during a conference call with reporters. “And everything’s just up in the air. There’s no sense of whether things are going to be delayed or anything. We’re all kind of sitting here wondering what’s going to happen, and so is the rest of the world. We’re just going to plan as if this is going to happen, and we’re going to try and put together a roster, and that’s all we can do.”cheap nfl jerseys china nike

As of now, no Warriors players have shown any symptoms, and none has been tested. Warriors general manager Bob Myers noted that three players have left the Bay Area but did not identify which players.5

Kerr noted that he and his family drove to their offseason home in San Diego, and he is filling his time watching tape to prepare for the 2020 draft.

“I’m watching tape of some of our draft prospects, and it’s something that I haven’t been able to do much of over the years, and I hadn’t done any of it this year,” Kerr said. “So I’m trying to use that time to get a feel for guys who are on our list for the draft coming up.”

Myers said he was on a conference call with “10 or 11” general managers Monday as they tried to figure out next steps for their teams. The difference for the Warriors is that the organization is shut down because of a “shelter in place” ordinance in San Francisco.

“What are their protocols?” Myers said. “What are they doing? How are they reacting to the league’s memos? We’re getting memos almost on a daily basis. We’re in a little bit of a different spot because we’re shut down.”china nike nfl jerseys cheap

As the coach of a team that came into the year having gone to five straight NBA Finals, Kerr feels empathy for teams that might not have a chance to compete for a championship because of the outbreak.

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