Golden State Warriors’ Steve Kerr provides timeline for departure, update on the Big 3

In his 10th season as the Warriors’ head coach at the time of the extension, Kerr was set to see his contract expire. It made sense for both sides to continue what has been a history-making marriage. However, the smallish two-year extension did place into question just how long he’d be coaching in Northern California.

Fresh off missing the playoffs for the third time in five years, these Warriors have seen their dynasty come to an end. There also promises to be widespread roster overhauls this summer. Klay Thompson will hit NBA free agency. Andrew Wiggins will likely be traded. After another drama-filled season, Draymond Green might also be on the outs.

With things evolving in Northern California, Kerr just recently opened up about how much longer he’ll be manning the bench for the Warriors. In the process, he seemed to also provide a timeline for the big three of Thompson, Green and Stephen Curry in Golden State.

It doesn’t seem to be a coincidence that Kerr signed a two-year extension. Once said extension ends, Curry will be a free agent. Green will also have a player option that summer.

This provides the Warriors with a two-year window to get back on the mountaintop. Of course, what happens with the aforementioned Thompson and other moving parts on the Warriors’ roster will play a role here.


It still seems highly unlikely that Thompson will bolt Golden State after winning four championships during his time with the team. Keeping the big three together for the next two seasons with Kerr at the helm makes a ton of sense.


It’s going to be all about other pieces. Future Hall of Famer Chris Paul’s contract includes $30 million in non-guaranteed cash. After helping lead the Warriors to a surprise title back in 2022, Andrew Wiggins fell off the cliff the past two seasons. His contract could be used to acquire another big-time player to pair with the big three.