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Warriors' Kerr attends first home practice since taking leave

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Montrelle Montesinos | 14 May, 2017, 02:59

"It's obviously great, any time you can hear his voice, see his face", Curry said. "So that's good. So for me more than anything else, it was great to see him out here especially during practice walking around, talking to guys".

Kerr, 51, has not been on the bench since Game 2 of a first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on April 19 because of recurring issues resulting from back surgery two years ago. You know he misses being around the day-to-day routine and the atmosphere of practice and locker rooms and games and all that.

Hearing Steve Kerr's voice again in a team meeting, talking strategy and a game plan for the Spurs, made Warriors star Stephen Curry's Saturday. The Warriors have more weapons than any other team and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will have to decide which one to try to take away with his defensive ace - provided Leonard is healthy enough for the challenge. "We started meeting here at 9:30 (a.m.) and he was here at 9:30, was here throughout the coaches meeting and was here throughout practice".

The Warriors will meet the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.

Boasting an 8-0 record in the postseason, and the most talented roster in the league, Brown was understandably feeling pretty loose Friday when facing the media. "Not just the players, but us as a staff, so it was good to see him out here today".

"He addressed the team at the beginning, so did I and then J.C. (Jarron Collins) showed some films to the guys", Brown said. "Once in awhile, he'd interject". He did not attend the games during the previous series against the Utah Jazz. "Obviously, if he's there, and I get asked, I'm going to say whether he was there or not".