Kawakami: In a day full of events and deep emotions, Mike Brown was the perfect interim leader of the Warriors (again)

As the crowd sighed with relief, the players were circling the field WarriorsRough-and-Dumble Game 4 wins, and Mike Brown & Tremond Green They went straight to each other and then shared a long, strong warmth that conveyed a variety of emotions.

The warmth of an adult. The two men who were most important to the warriors seemed to lean towards each other and attend for a while, sharing things known only to themselves.

So much happened on Monday before the Warriors played Chryslice In this important game at the Chase Center. Very painful and change and embraced surprise and fly. So much has to do with each other. And had everything interrelated to the community of this group.

Early in the morning, it was reported that former Tremond Michigan state team player Adrian Payne had been shot dead in Florida. Later, Brown was officially hired as Sacramento Kings‘Head coach. Then, just hours before Tiffany did, Steve Kerr tested positive for Kovit-19, which meant he could not coach the game (probably Game 5) and Brown was suddenly a boy because he had 11 games in 2017. In the latter season Kerr suffered from the effects of back pain surgery.

So much is going on.

“I love Tremond, you know, when he hurts, we all get hurt,” Brown said after the game. “So it was hard for me personally. To find out Steve was out, it was a volatile or emotional day for me too.

But the Warriors had to overcome this game. It’s not a small game. The 101-98 win, which looked ugly, gave Memphis a 3-1 lead when they went to Game 5 on Wednesday and ended this difficult series. The Warriors do not want to lose this game. They had to deal with everything since Monday came, which was all at once.

However, they had the right guy to handle it. The Warriors knew this because Brown had handled it before.

“You know, we’ve done this exercise before,” Brown said after the game.

Kerr once called to say he was unwell, and then he did a positive test, and Brown did the right Warriors thing: he leaned on the descendants of this right. He guided them not to let them lead the way either. They leaned over them as they leaned over him.

“Andre (Igudola), I know he’s not playing, but his voice, his presence, he always says the right thing,” Brown said. “It uplifts all of us. For me, it lifted me up. I told him, I told Tremond, I said: ‘I need you tonight. I need you guys. I’m going to lean on you.’ Those guys were consistent throughout the game, Andre was obviously off the bench and on the Tremond floor, we found a way to do it while you were there. Step curry And (Jordan Pool) Off the ground. “

When Brown refused to talk about the Kings job it could be a clear sign of the currents flowing through the players and staff because he wanted to focus on the Warriors situation and did not want to talk about the Kings until his full attention. Was in his next role. Then, about 20 minutes later, Tremond patiently waited in the interview room until Curry’s pressure was over, then politely said that he could not speak for long now.

“So my emotions are everywhere now,” Tremond said. “I’m going to go home and sit on my podcast and talk because I’m going to cry if I have to stop crying. I do not like crying in front of people. I mean (my wife) Hazel and I are going to donate $ 100,000 to a fund in Adrian’s name.

“I invite my Spartan family, coach (Tom) Iso, The magic (Johnson), Joran Jackson, Miles Bridges, Matt Ishbia, my Spartan family should all come in and do something to honor Adrian. If something names him on campus, if it’s a scholarship for some kids from Dayton, whatever it is, I’m invite my Spartan family together to do something in Adrian’s name. So I’m going to go home and talk about Adrian and talk a little bit about this game.

“But I can do it at my own pace and in my own place. I’m sorry. I’ll give you the best press conference after Wednesday’s game, but I do not have it tonight, I really apologize.

It would be a cop to say that the first three quarters of Monday were the flow of events that led to the incredibly dull events of the Warriors. They know too And Morant Not likely to play due to his knee injury, which led to the Warriors’ defeat. Also, the Warriors could not shoot for long in this game.

They lagged behind after the first quarter. They were rarely able to score in the second quarter and trailed at half time. கறி, Clay Thompson And the pool was all struggling. The warriors were all fighting. They trailed 69-62 and advanced to fourth Desmond BaneOf 32-foot Buzzer-Peter.

But the Warriors have been together for a very long time and have been together for a long time without getting frustrated in any face.

“When Bane hit a hard shot to finish the third game I had a feeling we were going to win the game, we wanted it to be four and I knew we could,” Clay said. “We’m going to win the game. I had a feeling. It was ugly, but at this time of year, the only thing that matters is that win.

The curry warmed up in the fourth quarter. Clay made a big jumper from the corner. Warriors defense increased. Without Morant the Chrysalis attack hit the wall. Draymond wiped out his false problem Years Jackson Jr.. In some important moments.

Brown played casually. He did not call for a million deadlines. He and Kerrin did not deviate from the rotation plan. He never tried different things to show kings and the world how brave and creative he could be. He just led the team. When it was over, he received congratulations from the other coaching staff, and some players went to the locker room and knocked on their door as they made their way to Tremond.

“Yeah, it was an emotional day,” Clay said. “Prayers to Adrian and his family and to Drymond, I know they played together. A terrible loss of life, and living his legacy. It was a sad day.

“It simply came to our notice then. He is going to do great things for Sacramento. His head coach record in Warriors playoff games, I think undefeated. We missed Steve so much, his voice, his presence. But we were here when Mike took charge in 2017, and we had a lot of success. I thought a lot about it. A day up-and-down until the emotions go away.

The Warriors are going to lose Brown. They know it. Joined staff for the 2016-17 season, at the time of arrival Kevin Durand And to fill Kerry during those 2017 playoff games, on the way to the championship.

“Coach (Kerr) talked about this, and this morning (Brown) I think what that means for our team and those coaching staff,” Carrie said. “The way they approach it throughout the year makes it a little easier to change situations like tonight. He had a lot of good words tonight.

“I do not know in history whether you can mention the head coach of two teams in 24 hours. He is constantly setting many trends.

Of course, being warriors in a moment of victory should be funny, too. During his TNT post-game interview, Charlie joked that when things were going badly, it felt like the whole team was being traded to the Kings. (He tried to retreat after a while, which was as fun as a liner.)

“Yeah, we have a lot of jokers on the team,” Brown said when asked about Carrie Crack with a smile, “I’m good at it.”

You have that kind of habit when you are around the Warriors. You will get used to the main oscillations of emotions, surprises, drama, curiosity and many more successes. Eventually, sometimes, you will hug someone who needs it, and you feel the need for it too.

(Photo by Mike Brown and Tremond Green: NBAE via Joe Murphy / Getty Images)

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