We’re long past the point where we should legitimately care about what Dennis Rodman says about anything. But his recent comments about the job his former teammate is doing in his first year as head coach are funny enough to pass along.
Rodman and Steve Kerr were teammates while playing for the Chicago Bulls, and won three championships together during the 1996-98 seasons. Speaking at a promotional event in New York on Tuesday, Rodman was asked about Kerr and the Warriors, and he doesn’t exactly believe that coaching has all that much to do with Golden State’s early season success.
From Neil Best of Newsday:
“Steve Kerr ain’t coaching [expletive],” he said. “Steve Kerr is having a good time. He ain’t coaching. He’s just having a good time. He’s just sitting there letting those kids shoot. That’s all he’s doing, man. He ain’t doing a damn thing. You know I’m joking, Steve.”
The Warriors, of course, returned a team that won 51 regular season games last year under then-head coach Mark Jackson, so Kerr did in fact inherit a pretty loaded squad.
But Golden State is off to an 18-2 start to the season, in large part to owning the league’s best defense. That’s an Xs and Os improvement that should be credited to Kerr and his coaching staff, despite the hilarity of Rodman’s remarks.