Warriors coach Steve Kerr gets fans to applaud for Craig Sager

What better way to remember a colorful man than with a colorful celebration?

Warriors coach Steve Kerr delivered a touching speech Thursday night before playing the Knicks, addressing the crowd at Oracle Arena on the passing of Craig Sager.

Kerr, wearing a multicolored tie designed in similar fashion as the suit Sager wore to the ESPY’s this summer, spoke about the kind of man Sager was, lauding his character, professionalism and cheerful approach to life.

“I know I speak for a lot of people who worked with Craig and who knew him when I say nobody had more zest for life, and passion and joy the way he lived than Craig,” Kerr said. “He loved his family, he loved his friends, he loved Bud Lite, he loved golf, he loved atmospheres like tonight where he came and he worked an incredible sporting event. He loved the Cubs, he loved people more than anything.”

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Steve Kerr gives a moving speech to celebrate Craig Sager's life.

Steve Kerr gives a moving speech to celebrate Craig Sager’s life.

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Kerr spoke for about one minute and 15 seconds before asking the crowd to remember Sager in the only way he saw fit: a standing ovation.

“While we considered a moment of silence we thought it was more appropriate, given the way Craig lived his life and the joy he brought to people to have a moment of joy instead,” Kerr said. “So I’d like all of you to join me in applause for a great man and a life well lived. Thank you.” 

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