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Steve Kerr On New-Look Warriors: 'We Don’t Know Who We Are'

(via Yahoo! Sports)

(via Yahoo! Sports)

Bruised, battered, and defeated, the Warriors limped their way into the offseason with an unfamiliar feeling of helplessness. They couldn't help the fact that two of their top three players went down with season-ending injuries in the Finals. They couldn't help but watch as Kawhi Leonard and Raptors hoisted the Larry O'Brien trophy in Oracle arena. They couldn't help but feel as though their "perfect" little world had come tumbling down around them.

When it finally did time for free agency, they again faced more of the unknown.

Kevin Durant walked out, leaving Steph Curry to find out about it on an airplane. Shaun Livingston quietly faded into the background, contemplating retirement. Long-time Warriors Andre Iguodala was shipped to Memphis to pave the way for a young and raw D'Angelo Russell.

In light of all the change, even Steve Kerr admits the Warriors have no clue who they are.

(via Mercury News)

“I’d rather be the favorite again, to be honest with you,” said Kerr, who is on Team USA’s coaching staff for the FIBA World Cup (Aug. 31-Sept. 15). “I like coaching. Every year is a little different. This will be a lot different.”

“It’s so different from the last few years where we could, barring disaster, we knew we were going to win a whole lot of games,” Kerr said. “It was a lot more about preparing for the playoffs and whether we won 57 games or 65 games, it didn’t really matter that much. What a luxury to be able to say that. Now with all the new additions and the losses we’ve had, it’s really about establishing who we are as a team. We don’t know who we are. We knew who we were the last five years. It’s a brand new challenge.”

The Dubs have faced plenty of challenges in their infamous run, but this offseason has presented them their biggest one yet. How do they overcome their losses, the injuries, and the integration of a new player as their competition gets better in the meantime?

Lucky for us, it's not our problem to solve. But if the Warriors have proven anything after all of these years, it's that they are more than capable of solving it themselves.