Kerr walks the walk of a champ

This is my Tuesday column on Steve Kerr. WARNING: This is a Warriors column. 49ers fans — feel free to skip this. OAKLAND – After Steve Kerr’s introductory press conference as the new head coach of the Golden State Warriors, I walked over to Lute Olson – Kerr’s head coach at the University of Arizona – and I asked what made Kerr tough. Olson raised his eyebrows, leaned forward and…

May 20, 2014

Jackson timing on coach defies reason

This is my Wednesday column on what Brian Scalabrine’s demotion means. WARNING: This is a Warriors column. 49ers fans, feel free to skip this. Mark Jackson doesn’t realize how weak he made himself look. On Tuesday, Jackson dumped one of his assistant coaches – Brian Scalabrine. After dumping him, Jackson told reporters that he’s “just going in a different direction,” and that he and Scalabrine simply had a “difference of…

March 26, 2014

D12 dreams, other flights of fancy

This is my Monday column on the Warriors, Dwight Howard and LeBron James. We’re about to find out if the Warriors are the hottest franchise in the NBA. On July 10, free agent center Dwight Howard, the best center in basketball, will decide if he wants to sign with the Lakers, the Rockets, the Mavericks, the Hawks or the Warriors, according to published reports. Warriors’ owner Joe Lacob, general manager…

June 30, 2013