"Suddenly things got a lot worse, and I don't know why," Kerr said of his back pain.
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Steve Kerr has been having a rough go of things lately. A failed back surgery from two years ago has plagued him with severe headaches, nausea, and dizziness. Things have escalated to the point that not only has the 2015-16 Coach of the Year not been on the bench since Game 3 of the Warriors first-round sweep of Portland, but it seems like he's expected to be out of commission for at least the end of the Warriors' second-round series against the Jazz, according to ESPN.
ESPN's Ramona Shelburne says that sources told her that Kerr went to Duke University Medical Center to see a specialist about receiving treatment for his symptoms. Kerr's discomfort started after some complications from a procedure involving a spinal tap, and he has since recommended against back surgery for anyone suffering back problems. Last week, Kerr said that his pain had been manageable for nearly a year-and-a-half, but that "suddenly things got a lot worse, and I don't know why." Warriors assistant Mike Brown has been coaching in his stead, and the Warriors have gone 4-0 under his watch.