Ailing Steve Kerr plans to attend Warriors workout, sources say

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who missed Game 3 of his team's first-round playoff series because he was ill, felt well enough to watch film with his assistants Sunday morning and planned to attend at least some of the team's voluntary workout later Sunday, a source told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

Kerr's absence, and the lack of details about his condition, prompted speculation about his condition Saturday. Sources told ESPN on Sunday that Kerr is suffering from head and neck pain but can walk and there are no problems with his back or legs.

Sources told ESPN that Kerr felt well enough Saturday to address his team, though he did not attend the pregame shootaround. Sources also said he needed to have fluids replenished Saturday after staying behind at the hotel while the Warriors rallied to beat the Portland Trail Blazers119-113, giving them a 3-0 series lead.

Kerr had back surgery in July 2015 that caused a fluid leak in his spine. He missed 43 games at the start of the 2015-16 season because of complications from the surgery, and he has suffered from headaches and nausea. But Kerr did coach all 82 regular-season games this season.

Lead assistant Mike Brown, who took Kerr's place Saturday night, is scheduled to address reporters at 5 p.m. ET Sunday.

Game 4 is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. ET Monday in Portland.

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