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.
Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr has entered Health & Safety protocols. Mike Brown will serve as Acting Head Coach for the Warriors.
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) May 10, 2022
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.