SALT LAKE CITY — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has had a spinal cord leak procedure on his back and remains out indefinitely.
In an interview with Bloomberg Radio on Friday, Warriors owner Joe Lacob said Kerr had his spine drained to hopefully alleviate the health issues that have forced him to take a temporary leave of absence from the team.
“Hopefully the leak was solved; he had another procedure. It’s gone on for nearly two years. Very unusual, I believe,” Lacob said to Bloomberg Radio. “We feel really bad for him, the players. Everybody understands it. We just have to be in his court here and support whatever it takes for him to get back, and I’m sure they will eventually solve it. Hopefully sooner rather than later, and hopefully we’ll have him coaching on the court sooner rather than later.”
Kerr had back surgery about two years ago and has been dealing with complications. Assistant Mike Brown took over as acting coach for Game 3 of the team’s first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers and has been leading the team since then.
The Warriors are 7-0 in the playoffs and have the longest winning streak in a single postseason in franchise history.
Information from The Associated Press was used on this report.