Tony Mitchell (basketball)

Kerr spends championship summer recovering from back surgery

Steve Kerr had hoped to be able to spend the offseason savoring the NBA championship he won in his first year as coach of the Golden State Warriors.

Instead, Kerr spent most of the abbreviated summer on his back recovering from a pair of back surgeries.

"To be honest the last couple of months stunk for me," Kerr said Friday. "I'm not kidding. I've had a rough go physically this summer. It has not been fun. It wasn't the summer I was envisioning after winning the title, thinking this is the greatest thing ever. It's been a rough go."

Kerr said he originally tweaked his back during Game 5 of the NBA Finals in June. He had surgery after the season and...