ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ailing Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he won’t be on the sidelines for Game 4 on Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Kerr stayed behind at the team hotel for Saturday night’s Game 3 at Portland’s Moda Center. Assistant Mike Brown took over and the Warriors overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to win 119-113 and go up 3-0 in the first-round series.
Golden State can sweep with a victory Monday night.
The reigning NBA coach of the year still experiences lingering symptoms from complications following two back surgeries after the franchise’s run to the 2015 championship. He missed the first 43 games last season dealing with symptoms such as headaches, nausea and an aching neck.
Kerr, who clearly wasn’t feeling well on Friday before the team departed for Portland, hadn’t missed a game this season before Saturday, when he also missed shootaround.
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