Report: Steve Kerr Tabled Contract Extension Talks Until Next Summer

Steve Kerr is under contract through the 2018-19 season.

During the offseason, the Warriors' head coach chose to table conversations about an extension until next summer to make sure everything checks out health-wise this season, according to The Athletic's Tim Kawakami.

"We just agreed we'd wait," Kerr told The Athletic on Sunday night. "I've got two years left on my deal and wanted to make sure that everything went well this year health-wise. And I don't anticipate any issues going forward.

"I don't have any desire to be anywhere else. So I'm sure when we get down to it, we'll come to an agreement pretty quickly. 

"I'm a horrible negotiator. But I'm not going anywhere else. I have no desire to coach anywhere else. I love living here, I love the Warriors, I love working with Bob and Joe. Love the players. I'm not going anywhere."

Kerr is in Year 4 of a 5-year, $25 million deal.

He is still dealing with complications from the back surgery he underwent over two years ago.

Kerr turned 52 years old in September.

"I would expect him to be our coach for a long time," Joe Lacob told The Athletic. "We did try, but I think he basically just wanted to wait and see how his health was, that was the primary thing.

"We had a couple years to go so we understood that. He understood that. I suspect we'll probably not deal with it during the season and next summer we'll talk again.

"I would like to have him for a very long term. He's fantastic. We love him."

On Sunday, Warriors GM Bob Myers discussed Kerr's health.

"I think he's doing better. I can't gauge where he is on a scale of 1 to 10, but I think it's better than it's been," Myers told The Athletic. "But it's a question you probably have to ask him.

"Seems to be doing OK. Maybe the management is better. But as far as I view him, he seems OK."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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