Steve Kerr lets Warriors players coach themselves during timeouts

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Of course, 39 of those victories were actually Luke Walton's, when he served as interim coach of the Warriors two years ago when Kerr had back trouble.

Kerr and his assistants, meanwhile, stood by and watched.

And it wasn't only Iguodala who took on coaching duties.

"I don't know", Kerr said, when asked what he thought of the job they did. But, we don't control them.

Was Kerr's decision disrespectful or was he simply preparing the Warriors for the playoffs when they will have to make huge decisions on their own in the clutch?

Andre Iguodala was the head coach first.

Warriors veteran forward David West took over one huddle and spoke passionately on the bench.

Eventually, Green took the most predominant role.

How embarrassing for the Suns. "It had to do with me trying to reach my team".

No, this was simply Kerr's latest attempt to find meaning in a season that increasingly has had none for a team that has now spent 18 months with virtually no one thinking it has a chance of being beaten. They're exhausted of my voice. "I'm exhausted of my voice", Kerr said.

"It has been a long haul these last few years". "Not just, 'hey if we lay off you can you hit this shot?' You got to be able to shoot off the dribble, you got to be able to be aggressive with that jump shot in order to keep defenses honest in order for the rest of his game that we think is really good, the passing part, to really shine".

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Kerr couldn't have picked a better team to experiment against. They dished 36 assists, committed only 12 turnovers and held the Suns to a miniscule 34.7 percent shooting from the field.

Portland point guard Damian Lillard said he would welcome such an opportunity.

Warren's scoring average is up to 19.7 points per game, well above his career-best of 16.1.

Meanwhile, Suns interim head coach Jay Triano had no issue with it.

It's the first of four meetings between Pacific Division foes over the Suns' final 25 games.

The Warriors, despite their league-leading 44-13 record, have been going through something of a slump lately. He sat out with a sprained left index finger. Kerr said his guys needed to hear a new voice.

Monday will be Green's eighth missed game this season due to a variety of minor ailments. The Warriors never revealed exactly how Green hurt his shoulder. Casspi played 27 minutes, scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

And while playing the Suns helped revitalize the Warriors defense it also did wonders for a couple struggling players. Their record is 6-1 this season when Casspi starts. While the players are ultimately the ones putting the ball in the basket, there's no denying that this is a team that trusts one another, and Kerr deserves a huge hunk of credit for ingraining that trust within his roster.

"It's tough", Casspi said.

"Steve is an easy-going coach who has that relationship with his guys", Booker said.

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