Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr added a sixth NBA championship ring to his collection with the Warriors championship in June. Kerr won five titles as a player, three with Michael Jordan‘s Bulls and two with Tim Duncan‘s Spurs. What all three of these men had in common over their long careers — besides a lot of winning — was good physical health.
The lucky streak ended for Kerr this summer, when he was forced to celebrate his coaching victory with back surgery. Make that two back surgeries. Recovery has taken longer than expected. Kerr, who hoped to start the season on the sidelines, remains out on a leave of absence while Luke Walton fills in as head coach of Golden State. Kerr suffered a spinal fluid leak after his first surgery in July, which was for a ruptured disc. A second surgery sought to repair complications that arose during the first. Kerr suffers from headaches, fatigue and other symptoms, which he isn’t keen to elaborate on. His long-term prognosis is good.
Kerr says he wants to let media and fans know what his health issue is. He suffered spinal fluid leak caused by 1st surgery
— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) October 11, 2015