Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said it’s unlikely he returns to roaming the sidelines in time for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, he didn’t completely rule it out. “As of right now, I will not coach Thursday night,” Kerr said after practice Monday. “It’s still up in the air.”

Kerr addressed the media because acting head coach Mike Brown was under the weather and did not attend practice. ESPN was told that assistant coach Jarron Collins ran much of the session, and that Brown had food poisoning from a bad salad and would be fine going forward. Brown didn’t want to get the team sick and stayed home in case his illness was a virus. Brown is expected to be at practice Tuesday, a source told The Undefeated. “I told the team the good news is the team is really healthy,” Kerr joked. “But the bad news is the coaching staff is dropping like flies.”

The last time Kerr addressed the media prior to Monday was in between Games 2 and 3 of the opening round of the playoffs. It was then that he announced he was taking an indefinite leave of absence to find a remedy for the migraines and nausea he has experienced stemming from back surgery almost two years ago. Earlier this month, Kerr visited a specialist at Duke University to undergo a procedure to repair a spinal fluid leak. Since then, he has had his good and bad days. As Kerr sat in his chair addressing the media, he was visibly in some level of discomfort.

If he’s unable to return for Game 1, Kerr said he expects a final decision on his status to be made shortly after. Either way, he will travel to Cleveland after the Warriors host the first two games of the series. Kerr also raved about how Brown has handled this “awkward situation.” Golden State has gone 12-0 this postseason.

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