Warriors coach Steve Kerr goes off on official, ejected for arguing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr was ejected Saturday night and had to be held back near midcourt by assistant coach Mike Brown as the reigning NBA Coach of the Year moved toward official Bill Spooner in the third quarter of the team's 109-106 overtime loss to the Sacramento Kings.

Kerr, irate and swearing after a pair of loose-ball fouls on Kevon Looney 18 seconds apart, was ejected with 3:34 left in the third after he went onto the court to argue.

After four straight Kings free throws -- one for a technical on Draymond Green before Kerr erupted -- Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson hit consecutive 3-pointers as the Warriors went ahead 79-78.

"I was mad about a lot of things, but I got what I deserved," Kerr said after the game. "I deserved to be ejected, so I was, so I have no complaints."

Kerr and his former top assistant, now Lakers coach Luke Walton, are the only coaches to be ejected at first-year Golden 1 Center. Walton was tossed Dec. 12 for going to nearly the same place on the court.

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