For a moment late Tuesday night, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr thought Jimmy Garoppolo had picked up an offseason gig as a basketball reporter.
After CBS Sports’ Colin Ward-Henninger asked a question about Zaza Pachulia’s performance, Kerr didn’t immediately offer an answer because he had mistaken Ward-Henninger for the 49ers starting quarterback.
“Sorry, I’m a little rattled,” he said during his postgame press conference. “I thought you were Jimmy Garoppolo.”
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 24, 2018
His response was met with laughter, as Kerr had to request Ward-Henninger to repeat the question. At the Warriors’ practice Wednesday afternoon, the 52-year-old opened his media availability by asking where “Garoppolo” was.
Steve Kerr starts his practice presser asking where Jimmy Garoppolo aka @ColinCBSSports is.
— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) January 24, 2018
Ward-Henninger tweeted after the incident, “So Steve Kerr just said he didn’t listen to my question because I look like Jimmy Garoppolo… never heard that one before, but he’s a good looking dude so I’ll take it.”
So Steve Kerr just said he didn't listen to my question because I look like Jimmy Garoppolo… never heard that one before, but he's a good looking dude so I'll take it. pic.twitter.com/H9GjeDmbLB
— Colin Ward-Henninger (@ColinCBSSports) January 24, 2018
— Janie McCauley (@JanieMcCAP) January 24, 2018