Shortly after the Golden State Warriors claimed their third NBA title in four years, veteran forward David West shared that the team experienced significant behind-the-scenes turmoil this season. He even said people would be "shocked" if they found out all that went down.
Warriors forward David West says there was a lot going on behind the scenes that people will be shocked about when it comes out.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) June 9, 2018
This quip led to fans asking the logical question: What happened? It appears the Warriors' coaches are wondering the same thing. First, head coach Steve Kerr said he wasn't sure what West was talking about.
‘There were definitely some things that happened that didn’t make it (into media). But nothing earth-shattering.’ - Warriors coach Steve Kerr on the challenges of this season.— Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) June 11, 2018
Now, longtime assistant Ron Adams has added that he also isn't aware of any significant behind-the-scenes drama, per an interview with 95.7 The Game. Adams said he was "mystified" when he heard West's comment:
Well, first of all, I'm a little mystified by that comment. Actually, when I read it, I asked Mike Brown, I said, 'Mike, did I miss something this year?' So, I don't know. Quite frankly, I have no idea what David was talking about. Our year was marked by some inconsistency and in some games not playing to our potential certainly—playing half of a game or perhaps more, but not always playing to our potential. And I think that probably led to some frustration. But in terms of anything in the locker room that I can recall, I just, I don't get that (laughter). I have no idea what he's referring to. I mean, any season you have your ups and downs. I thought for the most part our guys stayed together well. So, I'm a bit mystified. Maybe you'd have to consult someone else on that, because I'm older and sometimes I miss things. I think I missed that one.
Adams, 70, has been with Golden State since 2014.