By Jake Hyman
PSDC NBA Insider
For the first three games of the NBA Finals, Golden State Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr looked like what he was: a rookie head coach.
Playing behind the premise of not letting the Cavaliers’ role players beat them, but at the same time letting LeBron James do whatever he wants, Kerr found himself again staring at a 2-1 hole on the road.
So what did the rookie do to even this thing up at two games a piece and potentially change the fate of the series?
He made one simple adjustment and no, it wasn’t the obvious move of inserting Andre Iguodala into the starting lineup.
No, instead he made LeBron James beat him.
And for at least one night the King wasn’t able to do that.
As we have seen in the first three games of the series, James has been given ample room in isolation situations on a certain side of the court. Typically, Kerr was sending one defender at LeBron and letting the rest of the floor clear out, thus forcing the four-time league MVP to beat his man one-on-one for either a basket, a kick out or a dump off to Timofey Mozgov for the easy finish. [Read more…]