Steve Kerr says the Warriors were ‘gold mine’ even before he joined the team

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Steve Kerr admitted the Golden State Warriors were ‘gold mine’ even before he joined the team in 2014.

Since becoming the head coach in 2014, Kerr has led the Warriors to five NBA finals, three championships and an NBA-record 73 wins during a regular season.

The Warriors have an amazing record of 337-138 in the regular season and 77-28 in the playoffs under Kerr, who is also Golden State’s all-time leader in postseason wins.

“I think what a lot of people saw was a gold mine, just waiting to be mined. When you’d go to Oracle (Arena) 15 years ago and the Warriors weren’t very good, you’d feel the energy in the crowd and you could see the city behind (them), Oakland and San Francisco and the whole Bay Area.

Who wouldn’t want to live in the Bay Area? Who wouldn’t want to play in front of these fans?” Kerr said on 95.7 The Game on Friday, via NBC Sports Bay Area.