The third-year coach is hoping to be out on the court for Game 2, but if he's not there, stand-in head coach Mike Brown will remain in the spotlight.
The Warriors have been such a quality unit in the Playoffs, and are unbeaten so far.
The Cleveland coach says Kerr is someone he respected even before he started coaching and is glad Golden State has its leader back.
James has 18 points, 10 assists and six rebounds already.
Durant scored 38 points and dunked easily, six times in the first half alone and many of which he went untouched to the rim. It's not like the team can act like Draymond Green doesn't kick people in the nuts.
"The intention is to coach tonight and the rest of the series". Warriors, who are great on fast breaks, will try and use that to their advantage on Sunday.
Why? Because it was James' defense that was the Cavaliers' biggest problem. Finally, Curry hit another three-pointer for a 121-99 lead, and the celebration was on.
LeBron James has 10 points and five assists to lead Cleveland.
LeBron James is attacking.
(If needed) - Monday, June 12: Cleveland at Golden State, 9 p.m.
"He's been around, the last couple weeks especially, giving us input and giving us what he's got", Curry said of Kerr. "They know I'm doing better". I'm just gonna go in there. Tristan Thompson didn't crash the glass with just four rebounds, and J.R. Smith didn't score.
Kerr had undergone a procedure to fix a spinal fluid leak on May 5 at Duke University but was not well enough to return until Sunday. Kerr's picture was shown on the videoboard as the fans stood and cheered. Durant was still in Oklahoma City last season, and not yet a part of the Warriors.
Kerr explained why he was stepping away from the team during the Portland series.
There are some impressive streaks that merit some mention going into Game 2 of the NBA Finals. He's looking for his fourth ring, and a second consecutive victory over Golden State.
Cleveland had worn its blue jersey on the road for its first eight games. The game will also be streamed online, via WatchESPN, free with a cable subscription. Only Tim Duncan (63) and Robert Horry (61) have more.
Before the game, Lue said it's good to have Kerr back on the sideline for the Finals.
Attles played for the Warriors in some of the franchise's most memorable games, including Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point masterpiece in 1962.
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue noted afterward it's been a while since his team had seen the Warriors, and that experience is bound to help.
"There's an old saying, 'You don't miss the water 'til the well runs dry, '" the 80-year-old Attles said after receiving the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award.
It's Comeback Night at Game 2 of the NBA Finals. And so are Cleveland's black jerseys. They wore the black shirts while winning Game 7 of the NBA Finals a year ago, and will try the look again Sunday against Golden State. But we've still got to play.
Not only are the Warriors the best defensive team in the National Basketball Association, they also make you pay for turning the ball over. Kerr has been out since the Game 3 of the Warriors' first-round series vs. the Trail Blazers. After missing the previous 11 playoff contests due to ongoing complications from his botched 2015 back surgery, Kerr will be on the sideline as the Golden State Warriors' head coach.