Warriors coach Steve Kerr enters Health & Safety protocols, will miss Game 4

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has entered the league’s Health & Safety protocols and will miss Game 4 of Golden State’s Western Conference semifinal series against Memphis on Monday (10 ET, TNT), the team announced. Assistant coach Mike Brown will serve as acting head coach while Kerr remains in unavailable.

Kerr’s is the latest high-profile absence in what has been emotional playoff series. A flagrant foul by Memphis guard Dillon Brooks resulted in a fractured elbow for Warriors guard Gary Payton II, who will miss the remainder of this series and likely more.

Meanwhile Grizzlies superstar Ja Morant is dealing with right knee soreness that was aggravated in Game 3, an injury he and others on the team felt was due to questionable play by Warriors guard Jordan Poole. He was listed as doubtful heading into Game 4.

The Warriors entered Monday’s game holding a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

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