Then Warriors forward Draymond Green did the same thing. Each player took at least one turn coaching the team during timeouts, with Green (who sat out as a player with a sprained finger) running the team for much of the game.
The Warriors coached themselves to a 129-83 blowout victory against the Phoenix Suns Monday night.
Patrick McCaw - who sent himself down to the G-League for two games - looked rejuvenated on the court as well, despite having played in games in five straight days.
"I wouldn't do that", Lue said "They already say LeBron's coaching the team anyway". "As coaches, our job is to nudge players in the right direction", Kerr said. I don't feel like we've focused well the past month, and just it seemed like the right thing to do. "They drew up some nice plays, and it was a great night for our guys".
Kerr, 52, owns a 251-52 record in more than three seasons as the Warriors' head coach.
"I've hardly played him, to no fault of his own", Kerr said. After only leading 25-24 after the first quarter, they expanded that lead to 62-45 by the half, and were up by as many as 23 points in the third.
Even so, Phoenix is 7-2 in its past nine road games against winning teams and is on a 6-2 ATS run following a double-digit home loss.
"I was disgusting, actually". They're exhausted of my voice - I'm exhausted of my voice.
Cleveland appears to be trending up after the roster movement, but Lue isn't about to let any of the players take over his coaching duties. "And I think I do". "So if I give him the clipboard, they're really gonna say that".
Elsewhere, Anthony Davis finished with 38 points and 10 rebounds, Jrue Holiday and Nikola Mirotic each scored 21, and the New Orleans Pelicans stopped the Detroit Pistons 118-103.
The Warriors would defeat the Suns by 46 points. He ran his team's huddles. "Very honestly, I think it was a brilliant move as far as chemistry", Webber said. This wasn't about disrespecting an opponent, or mocking the Phoenix Suns, the team for which Kerr served as president and general manager for three years.
"I'm always thinking situations and what I would do or what play I would call", said Lillard, the Blazers' team captain. You guys that come to practice, you guys see me over there in the corner trying to shoot a lot more.