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Warriors coach Kerr expected to miss entire series with Jazz

May 5, 2017 12:05 PM

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, sidelined with symptoms from complications following two back surgeries two years ago, is not expected to return during the second-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz.

Kerr, who remains away from the team indefinitely, is seeing a specialist at Duke University Medical Center on Friday and has been receiving treatment aimed at alleviating the symptoms, sources told ESPN.

Kerr has been suffering from complications that cause severe headaches, nausea and dizziness as his symptoms worsened.

Kerr has spent much of the past week consulting with specialists at Stanford Medical Center to find an answer to his chronic pain, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Kerr told reporters on April 23 that he might miss the rest of the postseason. The reigning NBA Coach of the Year missed the first 43 games of the 2015-16 season while dealing with issues from the back surgery.

Warriors assistant Mike Brown has been coaching the team since Game 3 of a first-round sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers.

Golden State won the first two games of the series against the Jazz. Game 3 is Saturday night at Utah.

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