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Steve Kerr Focused on 'slippage,' Not Warriors' Pace for 73 Wins



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    Steve Kerr focused on 'slippage,' not Warriors' pace for 73 wins

    The Warriors have won 12 games in a row and are now 16-2 -- a winning percentage of .88888889.

    Last year, the Warriors went 73-9 -- a winning percentage of .8902.

    Your thoughts, Steve Kerr?

    “I honestly haven’t even thought about it,” the Warriors' head coach told reporters on Wednesday. “Hasn't even entered my mind. I know how hard what we accomplished last year -- I know how hard that is. Even as an observer when I was in TV, every year someone would start out 25-3, 28-4 and the talk would be, ‘Oh, they could break the Bulls record.’

    "And I just knew from my experience in Chicago, you don’t even keep track of that stuff until after the All-Star break. Because all it takes is one thing to go wrong, you lose three in a row and that stuff's out the window ... it means nothing to me."

    Last year, the Warriors started the season 24-0 and didn't suffer their second loss until Dec. 30.

    Kerr doesn't really care if his squad continues to win games at a record pace.

    "I don't think there's any pressure," he started. "I think we've had slippage the last three games. And we talked to the team about that today. I told them I don't care, honestly, how many wins we get. I would like to get the 1-seed in the West. I think that's important.

    "I don't know if that's counter intuitive, but we're good enough where if we focus on the process, and constantly try to improve and not cut corners, we should be in great shape by the end of the year, no matter how many wins we have."

    The Warriors currently lead the Spurs (14-4) by two games and the Clippers (14-5) by 2.5 games for the top spot in the Western Conference.