“I need to do better,” he told reporters Saturday. “That was embarrassing. I am very passionate and intense, but I can’t use that kind of wording. I would never say that to anybody in a normal setting. It’s just awful. When I saw that, I was like, ‘Oh, my God. What’s the matter with me?’ ”
He later added (via ESPN) that he was “always going to get on the refs to stick up for my guys” but that he “can’t use that kind of language.”
Of course, Kerr is far from the only coach to cuss out a referee. As ESPN goes on to point out, Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich did nearly the same thing after getting ejected late in the game.
“Terrible [expletive] referee,” he was caught muttering.
Although Kerr admitted to his outburst, it appears unlikely he or Popovich will be fined for their remarks.