Steve Kerr Praises Adam Silver: ‘That's the Beauty of This Schedule'

On Monday afternoon, the Warriors released their complete 2017-18 regular season schedule.

Steve Kerr is thrilled with the results.

"That's the beauty of this schedule, is that the league and Adam Silver, they really listened to us," the head coach told 95.7 The Game's Damon Bruce. "They listened to our thoughts and our concerns and our complaints. Obviously adding a week to the calendar of the season helped quite a bit.

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"But I think the league went beyond that and really did a good job of making sure that the schedule just made more sense -- taking the player's health into consideration."

Last season, the Warriors had 17 back-to-backs and one stretch of four games in five nights.

Next season, the Warriors will have 14 back-to-backs and no stretches of four games in five nights (the league eliminated these entirely).

Last season, the Warriors had the following stretch of games:

- Feb. 27 at Philly
- Feb. 28 at Washington
- March 2 at Chicago
- March 5 at New York
- March 6 at Atlanta
- March 8 vs Boston
- March 10 at Minnesota
- March 11 at San Antonio

That's eight games, in eight different cities over a 13-day window.

To Kerr and the Warriors, that was unacceptable. So the team elected to rest Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala despite the fact the game was a Saturday night ABC primetime affair.

The league was not happy about this, and made the necessary changes.

"I have zero complaints about our schedule and I think it's really a tribute to the work that Adam and the league do with the players and the union to try to work together to put together the best possible product for our fans," Kerr added. "Everything just checks out.

"Nobody in the league has a single stretch of four games in five nights."

The Warriors' longest road trip next season is six games.

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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