By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
While it has been a while since the NBA season got suspended, there has been no clear indicator if the 2019-20 campaign will be resumed. And although the league has been working on alternatives to get back on the floor, the Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr noted that, for his squad, it is basically offseason.
“It feels like the offseason,” Kerr said during a video conference call in conjunction with the University of San Francisco on Tuesday, per ESPN. “And, in fact, we had a Zoom call, Bob Myers and I got on a Zoom with our players, our whole roster last week. And it was just a chance to check in, but it was also a chance for Bob to update the players on his contact with the league and the latest news, but it also kind of felt like our annual team exit meeting. Our coaching staff and I have been undergoing staff evaluations, offseason plans, so we are absolutely in offseason mode right now.”
Unlike the Warriors, which were out of the playoffs this season, other teams have been trying with all their might to keep an atmosphere of the season continued but it hasn’t been easy:
“The suspension came at an interesting time, and it really made a difference, depending on where your team stood in the standings. So I’ve talked to some of my fellow coaches who are coaching teams that are right in the thick of the playoff hunt. They’re trying desperately to stay in touch with their team, some of them are even doing group workouts on Zoom with their training staff, and they’re trying to find hoops for their players to shoot at where they’re able to do so.
He did mention that the league might call them back to play but that hasn’t been much of a priority for them and were just trying to stay in touch with the squad:
“It’s different for us because we were down to 17 games, but we were out of the playoffs. It feels like the end of the season for our team. It just does. We don’t know anything officially. There’s still a chance the league could ask us to come back and play some games, but given what we went through this season, with all the injuries and the tough record, it’s been more of the case of we’re staying in touch with guys, but everybody is just sort of assuming that this is kind of it. We’re not going to be involved much anymore.”