Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is hoping for the best in the 2017-18 NBA season. In a recent interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Kerr gave a health update and spoke about his future as the Warriors' head coach. According to the two-time champion coach, he is not "all better," though he is "feeling better." He added that he is resting this summer and expects to be with the Dubs for an entire season.

In Golden State's previous campaign, Kerr had to take some time off because of his health condition. The 51-year-old dealt with severe head and back pains in the last two seasons.

These were caused by multiple back procedures he went through in the past couple of years. If Kerr again needs to stay away from the sidelines, Mike Brown will likely replace him. The Warriors assistant coach took the head coaching duties late in the 2016-17 regular season until Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Warriors' preseason schedule

The Warriors ' just released their schedule for the preseason. On September 30, the defending champions will return to the court as they host the Denver Nuggets at the Oracle Arena. Following this, the Dubs are heading to China to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves in a two-game series. The games are going to be played at the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre (October 5) and Mercedes-Benz Arena (October 8).

The matchup with the Timberwolves is interesting considering that the latter added the likes of Jimmy Butler, Jamal Crawford, Jeff Teague, and Taj Gibson this offseason. Golden State's preseason will conclude with another home game on October 13 versus the Sacramento Kings. The Kings also made roster improvements by drafting De'Aaron Fox and acquiring veterans Vince Carter, Zach Randolph, and George Hill.

Jerry West no intention to part ways with Warriors

In an interview with The Athletic, NBA legend Jerry West admitted that he had no plans to leave Golden State. "The Logo" served as an executive board member for the Warriors for six years. In June, he left to be an adviser to the Los Angeles Clippers. West, speaking to Tim Kawakami of The Athletic, stated that it was time for him to part ways with the Dubs.

Now that he is back in Los Angeles, he is eager to work for the Clippers who lost Chris Paul in a trade with the Houston Rockets back in June. The first regular season meeting between the Warriors and the new-look Clippers is on October 30 at the Staples Center.