Brown takes over as Warriors coach after CARE tests positive

San Francisco — Golden State Warriors The team announced Monday evening that coach Steve Kerr has tested positive for COVID-19.

He’s gone into league health and safety protocols and won’t be off the bench for Monday’s fourth game against Memphis Grizzlies.

Assistant Director Mike Brown will take over the coaching duties. Brown recently accepted the job as Sacramento KingsNext coach.

“I just texted him, and I want to send him my best shot,” Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said of Kerr. “Hopefully he recovers very soon. Relax. It’s the way of the world at the moment; COVID is still rampant all over the world, so I just want to make sure it’s doing well. I know it’s very bad timing and things, but I hope lives are still high there.” “.

Kerr had been wearing a mask for the past several days before he tested positive on Monday. It’s not clear if he will travel with the Warriors on Tuesday to Memphis for the semifinals of Game Five of the Western Conference on Wednesday.