Luke Walton Reportedly Could Get Credit for Warriors Wins as NBA Examines Policy

November 27th, 2015 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »
The Golden State Warriors are in the midst of a historic run, having won their first 16 games of the season. They're getting things done without head coach Steve Kerr, who has not been able to join the team due to two offseason back surgeries.

In his absence, Luke Walton has taken over on the bench as interim head coach this season, but none of the team's wins have been credited to him. Instead, they've gone to Kerr.

However, according to the Bay Area News Group's Diamond Leung, that could change.

On Friday, a source told Leung the NBA is "looking into the long-held custom of wins not being credited to interim coaches, but rather to coaches on leave."

With Walton's record officially at 0-0, Kerr didn't take too kindly to the interim coach's not being rewarded with wins, as he told's Ethan Sherwood Strauss before the Warriors' win Tuesday over the Los Angeles Lakers:

I think it's ridiculous. I'm sitting in the locker room and watching the games on TV, and I'm not even traveling to most of the road games. Luke's doing all the work with the rest of the staff. Luke is 15-0 right now. I'm not. So it's the dumbest thin ...

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