Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr isn’t shy about sharing his opinions. And while he sticks by what he says most of the time, he appears to have some regrets about an obscenity-laden view he shared with a referee during Thursday’s 112-92 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

Although the sound wasn’t caught on video, it wasn’t hard to make out what Kerr said on the sideline after the official failed to make a call on LaMarcus Aldridge, who appeared to foul Kevin Durant. We’ll just say the words rhymed with “duck” and “sucker.”

“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.

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