“Next year is the last year, We’re in the final stages” Warriors coach Steve Kerr hints to Stephen Curry’s departure

The Warriors are one of the NBA’s most successful franchises. Stephen Curry and company are one of the most successful dynasties in NBA history, having won four titles in as many years. However, their success didn’t last long.

Steve Kerr, the team’s head coach, recently made a universal comment that Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andre Iguodala, the dynastic core of the Warriors, will not be playing together forever.

“It can only last so long,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr explained to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne in an exclusive interview. “We know this isn’t going forever. This could be the last year, maybe next year is the last year. We’re in the final stages. We know that. We want to make the most of it.”

Although Curry has an NBA contract that runs through the 2025-26 season, Thompson’s will not be renewed after the 2018-2019 campaign. There’s no question in anyone’s mind that these two athletes will be lifetime Warriors.

It would be surprising if Iguodala decided to retire after this season, but it is possible. The uncertainty surrounds Green the most since he might be playing somewhere as early as next season, with just a $27.6 million player option keeping him from free agency. Not helping Green’s cause to be kept on was the fact that he punched Jordan Poole in the face during the preseason.

“There’s not anything graceful about things ending, ever,” Curry stated Shelburne. “We understand that, but you can’t worry about that when we step on the court, because it takes away from it. … We wouldn’t have won [the 2022 NBA Finals] last year had we let that be in our thoughts.”

Just how successful the Warriors have been over the last decade or so is shown by their ability to win numerous championships in a very short time frame. It’s safe to say that this won’t be the last season with the main players on the club. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green may all be on the same team for the next several seasons.

Warriors supporters will be worried by Kerr’s comments since it implies that the Big Three won’t always play together.

As the new season has begun, the Warriors have hit a few snags. Whatever the case may be, Golden State intends to make the most of its time with Curry, Thompson, Green, and Iguodala.



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