Spurs’ Gregg Popovich promises to stop joking that Nick Kerr works as a spy for his dad

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OAKLAND — Unlike what has passed as political discourse these days, Warriors coach Steve Kerr and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich reached an agreement. Unlike his persistent criticisms about President Donald Trump, Popovich has vouched to be more diplomatic.

Popovoch has spent this past season jokingly accusing Spurs video coordinator Nick Kerr for being a spy for his father, Warriors coach Steve Kerr. Before Game 2 of the Warriors-Spurs first-round series on Monday at Oracle Arena, Popovich promised to make an in-game adjustment.

“He does not want any of this attention. I think the jokes may be over,” Steve Kerr said. “We have to move past that. That poor guy.”

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Popovich has made several jokes at that poor guy’s expense. Popovich said the Spurs have patted Nick Kerr down to see if he has a wire planted. Popovich has reported he observed Nick Kerr furiously typing on his computer during film sessions, openly wondering if he is sending the Spurs’ scouting reports directly to his father’s inbox. Popovich said the team voted informally that Nick Young could not attend a recent team meeting, only for Popovich to overrule his players. Popovich joked he would have fired Nick Kerr, if only he had evidence of collusion.

Unlike with what has happened with the Russia investigation, Popovich has no plans to send someone to raid the office of Steve or Nick Kerr to pursue any documents that could prove guilt. Instead, Popovich said he and Kerr “discussed” the issue and shook hands.

“It was quite funny when we did it all, but there’s a limit to humor. So we decided there would be no sorts …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


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