In an interview at the Warriors’ practice facility in Oakland, Calif., last season, coach Steve Kerr — as usual — shot straight.
“We know how this league works,” he said then, reclining in a chair. “We’re in a sweet spot right now where we have a chance. It’s our time.
“At some point in the next few years — we’ll see how long — our window is going to close as far as this current iteration of the team. We have to take advantage.”
Talent-laden team or not, it’s hard to win an NBA championship. Kerr has done so five times as a player — including three with the Bulls — and three times as a coach. As well as anyone, he knows talent isn’t the only ingredient. Teams need...