BDL’s 2015-16 NBA Finals Preview: Warriors vs. Cavaliers
For two defending conference champions with precious little roster turnover from last season, there has been a remarkable amount of change in the clubhouse for these two squads.
To start, the coaches that manned the sidelines all the way back in October when things tipped off won’t be standing much, or at all, during this Finals. Golden State’s Steve Kerr sat out the first 43 games of the 2015-16 season after complications from a pair of back surgeries and a spinal tap (complications that hound him to this day). Assistant Luke Walton led the Warriors to a 39-4 start in his absence before stepping aside upon Kerr’s return. The victories technically don’t belong on Walton’s record, but they did earn him a spot coaching the Los Angeles freakin’ Lakers, so it was a pretty swell payoff.