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Steve Kerr plans to coach long time, says no White House visit talks yet

Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers has already announced that Steve Kerr will be back next season. The coach told ESPN he plans to be around for many more after that as well.

Appearing on Lowe Post podcast, hosted by ESPN's Zach Lowe, Kerr didn't address his health status -- he was out from the middle of the first round until the final four games of the NBA Finals as he tried to find a remedy to nausea and migraines related to back surgery he had two years ago -- but said he wants to coach the Warriors for several more seasons.

"I'm planning to coach for a long time," he said.

Kerr said he knows how lucky he is to be able to coach the star-studded Warriors, who have won two of the past three NBA championships.

"This kind of stuff happens very rarely in the NBA where you get a group of players this talented who are together in their primes. It's so rare so I know exactly how lucky I am," he said.

"I love it, I love the group, I love coaching them every day, and this is what I want to do for a long time. That's the plan, so I just got to keep pushing forward."

Kerr also addressed the reports that the Warriors had decided to skip a visit to the White House. The Warriors had announced Tuesday that no decision has been made, and Kerr went into further detail in his interview with ESPN.

"We haven't even gotten that far and all those reports are false. It may be that a couple of players have been asked about it. I think Andre [Iguodala] and Draymond [Green] may have been asked about it, and David West," he said.

"We never had any discussion about it either during the season -- that obviously would have been premature, that'd be bad karma to talk about that. But after the game that's the last thing on our minds. We're just trying to celebrate and enjoy everything," he said.

"I'm picturing this scene where I go in and say, 'hey everybody, everyone be quiet, let's take a vote on whether we want to go to the White House.' Are you insane? That's not going to happen, we're having too much fun for that." Steve Kerr, on untrue reports Warriors had declined White House visit

Kerr said the reports made him imagine a laughable scene in the Warriors' locker room in which the team was celebrating and "pouring Champagne on each other's heads."

"I'm picturing this scene where I go in and say, 'hey everybody, everyone be quiet, let's take a vote on whether we want to go to the White House.' Are you insane? That's not going to happen. We're having too much fun for that," he said.

Kerr said the Warriors will discuss whether they will visit the White House if and when they get a formal invitation.

"There's a respect for the institution, for the office; there's a respect for our government that I think you have to take into account, regardless of people's opinions of the person sitting in that chair," he said.

"I think it's important, but it's also important for the players because it's really about them to make the decision whether they want to go or not."