Kerr: NBA record will never be broken


He was wrong once about the record but coach Steve Kerr does not think he will be wrong again after the Golden State Warriors eclipsed the Chicago Bulls' NBA wins mark.

Kerr was a playing member of the 1995-96 Bulls team that went 72-10 in the regular-season.

At the time, Kerr said the record would never be broken but his Warriors team proved him wrong after seeing off the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104 for their 73rd win in Wednesday's regular-season finale.

"It's a great way to finish off what was an amazing regular season," Kerr told reporters.

"I just told our guys we never in a million years would have guessed that record would ever be broken.

"I thought it was like [Joe] DiMaggio's hit streak. I was wrong, but I will say the same thing now I said 20 years ago. I don't think this will ever be broken.

"Somebody's got to go 74-8 and I don't see it. And I hope our fans aren't expecting that next year."

Kerr added: "Mainly I'm just proud and so happy to be part of it and I feel very lucky to be in the position I'm in, coaching these guys. They're great guys, fun to be around.

"And to work with Bob Myers and the coaching staff and everybody at the front of's a fabulous group of people and, like I said, a lot of fun every single day. So I just feel a lot of gratitude."

Kerr, who missed the start of the season as he recovered from back surgery, received plenty of praise from Australian centre Andrew Bogut.

With the hype and hysteria surrounding the Warriors and their record bid, Bogut lauded Kerr for not sacrificing the team's back-to-back title aspirations in favour of the historic feat.

"I think we had a common goal. We weren't trying to milk this thing, coach Kerr wasn't playing guys 45 minutes or 40 minutes," Bogut said.

"To go for the record, I think that's a beautiful thing and a beautiful thing about what's happened is we went for it the last three of four nights, but for the most part he [Kerr] wasn't grinding us in the ground trying to get this record.

"And to me that's the smart way to do it and we still got it done. So, pretty impressive."