Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr was ejected early in the third quarter of Monday night’s preseason game against the Phoenix Suns.
The incident came just nine seconds into the period after Warriors guard Stephen Curry was called for his second offensive foul of the game and the Warriors’ sixth. After exchanging words with referee Ben Taylor, Curry was given a technical foul.
Steve Kerr actually waved goodbye to the official after getting ejected from a preseason game 👋 pic.twitter.com/Ii7nPJ2Z5m
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Kerr waved at the referees on his way off the floor and then high-fived some of his players on his way back to the locker room.
After the game, Kerr drew laughter from the assembled media when asked if he wanted to be there.
“No comment,” he said.
Kerr acknowledged that he came out on the floor with the purpose of being ejected from the game.
“Yes,” Kerr said. “I was trying to make a point and I was trying to back up my guys. We had all these offensive fouls, one after another. And I finally had enough.”
Steve doesn’t want to deal with this preseason nonsense. Too bad Luke Walton isn’t there anymore to give Kerr a rest.