The debilitating health issues confronting Steve Kerr are "fixable," Warriors GM Bob Myers told The Associated Press on Wednesday, and he is confident Golden State's coach will return to the bench.
It just might take a while.
"Look, what he's facing is fixable," Myers said in Oakland. "It's just finding the issue and solving it. So I think that's how you have to differentiate what he's going through with somebody else.
"Some things are not fixable in life. Some things that confront people don't have solutions. There is a solution here. We just need to discover it, and we will. I'm confident we will."
Kerr, 51, wasn't on the bench for Games 3 and 4 of the Warriors' first-round sweep of the Trail Blazers as he dealt with painful symptoms related to two back surgeries. He is scheduled to be examined at Stanford this week and won't rejoin the team until he is feeling better. Kerr also missed the first 43 games of last season dealing with the issues.
"It's not easy, but it's not insurmountable," Myers said. "This one, we will overcome it. And those aren't just words, that's the truth. I wouldn't put a time on it, but that's how I feel.
"Certain diagnoses you are forced to accept entirely and know that there isn't a solution. There is a solution for this, we've just got to find it."
In the interim, assistant Mike Brown will lead the Western Conference's top seed in the second round, against the Clippers or Jazz.