OAKLAND (KRON) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr released a heartfelt message for fans Friday thanking them for support.
In it, Kerr acknowledges that the team fell short of repeating as NBA champions but promises to “incredibly hard during the summer months.”
“Ultimately, we did not accomplish our primary goal of winning another NBA Championship and were eventually dethroned, but we’re certainly not deterred,” he wrote.
Here’s a copy of the letter…
Dear Warriors Fan,
Wow, what an amazing journey it was from early October until mid-June. It was historic in many ways, quite honestly —- 73 wins, a unanimous MVP Award and a trip to the NBA Finals for the second consecutive season. The list could go on and the memories still do …
Ultimately, we did not accomplish our primary goal of winning another NBA Championship and were eventually dethroned, but we’re certainly not deterred. We would have preferred the storybook ending, but that does not lessen our accomplishments or erase the exhilarating chapters.
During this record-breaking season, we were fueled by your unwavering faith, enduring presence and unbounded spirit. You left work early. You stayed up late. Weeknights, weekends, at Oracle Arena or on the road, you were always there. Our guys felt it. I felt it. Our opponents felt it. Your impact was truly immeasurable.
Strength In Numbers; you embody it. For that, we are grateful.
As we look ahead, we’re motivated to come back even stronger next season. We’ll work incredibly hard during the summer months, preparing for the next stage of our journey together with a unique group of high-character players and, of course, Dub Nation.
Until then, thank you for being the best fans in the NBA.