2022 Playoffs: West Semifinal | Grizzlies (2) vs. Warriors (3)

Warriors coach Steve Kerr enters Health & Safety protocols, misses Game 4

Mike Brown will serve as Golden State's acting head coach during Kerr's absence.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has entered the league’s Health & Safety protocols and missed Golden State’s 101-98 Game 4 victory over Memphis on Monday. Assistant coach Mike Brown served as acting head coach while Kerr remains unavailable.

Kerr’s is the latest high-profile absence in what has been an emotional playoff series. A flagrant foul by Memphis guard Dillon Brooks resulted in a fractured elbow for Warriors guard Gary Payton II, who will miss the remainder of this series and likely more.

Meanwhile Grizzlies superstar Ja Morant is dealing with right knee soreness that was aggravated in Game 3, an injury he and others on the team felt was due to questionable play by Warriors guard Jordan Poole. He also sat out Game 4.

The Warriors now hold a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series.