"I don't agree," Kerr said. " Sam Presti's a friend of mine. I know Clay Bennett, it's a class organization all the way. So I don't really pay any attention to a story like that unless there's an actual name that's put on, so, I assume it's just sources? Sources? So I don't know who that is. It's nobody with the Warriors. So, we have great respect for the Thunder. Sam's been a friend of mine forever. They're first class, so I don't know where that comes from."
Kerr said "emotional returns or farewells" in the NBA have become "routine" because "guys get traded, they get cut, they sign elsewhere as free agents."
"It's kind of what makes the whole thing work, it's the connection from the fans, the emotional connection. So that will lead to some tears, some cheers, some boos. A little bit of everything. It's all just part of the game."