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Iguodala, West, Draymond run huddles in rout

From ESPN - February 12, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr captured his 250th win on Saturday and then he took some time off on Monday.

During a timeout midway through the first quarter of a 129-83 win over the young Phoenix Suns -- the team that drafted Kerr in 1988 with a second-round pick, and the team Kerr was GM of from 2007-10 -- Kerr handed his clipboard to Andre Iguodala to run the huddle.

Iguodala sat in Kerr's chair breaking down the plays to his teammates while Kerr stood a few feet away with his assistants.

As the game continued, David West received a coaching nod in the huddle, as did Draymond Green, who sat out Monday's game with a sprained finger.

Green ran most of the timeout huddles throughout the game.

Golden State (44-13) has won three in a row but had previously dropped three of four contests. Kerr said his guys needed to hear a new voice.

"I told them the other night after the last game [on Saturday] that we were going to do it," Kerr said. "It's their team. I think that's one of the first things you have to consider as a coach. It's not your team, it's not [general manager] Bob Myers' team, it's not [owner] Joe Lacob's team -- although I am not going to tell Joe that.

"It's the players' team, and they have to take ownership of it. And as coaches, our job is to nudge them in the right direction, guide them, but we do not control them. They determine their own fate and I do not feel like we focused well at all the last month, and it just seemed like the right thing to do. I thought they communicated really well together and drew up some nice plays, and it was a good night for the guys."

Across the league, players occasionally may run the huddle for a small portion of a timeout, but Kerr's decision to completely hand the reins over to players multiple times in a game was uncommon.

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