I came across a news story a few minutes ago that seems like TMS. Steve Kerr, the head coach of the Golden State Warriors (NBA), just announced that he is out indefinitely because of chronic back pain. Some background for those who aren't crazy sports fans like myself: Kerr is the coach of perhaps the best NBA team right now. He won a championship 2 years ago and nearly won it last season too. His team is in the middle of their playoff run, the most important (and stressful) time in a season. He has a history of back pain and has missed time sporadically because of pain. He has undergone surgery in recent years. And yet, the pain has returned. This was the statement he released today... “The symptoms for whatever reason has taken a turn for the worst maybe five days ago,” Kerr said. “I was able to manage the pain and discomfort over the last year and a half, and suddenly things got a lot worse and I don’t know why. “…This is not going to be a case where I’m coaching one night and not the next. I’m not going to do that to our team and our staff. We’re hoping over the next week or two – whatever it is – I can sort of make a definitive realization or deduction or just feel that I’m going to do it or I’m not.” Like many with chronic pain who have gone through surgery to "fix" it, he doesn't understand WHY he's having problems again. I don't know Kerr personally, but I remember a few years ago, during his broadcasting stint between coaching jobs, he mentioned that he enjoyed being an outsider to the game. He didn't have the stress of coaching. He got to watch the games and talk about them. He got to use his knowledge of the game to inform fans about the ins and outs of basketball. There was no emotions tied to it, and when the game was over, he could go back to his hotel room and relax. Fast forward a few years, and he decided to return to coaching. I get it, he's a competitive guy who played in the NBA for a decade and won championships as a player with Michael Jordan. It's hard to resist that competitive nature. The urge to be successful is very powerful, and the prospect of being one of the top 3 in your field can be both enticing and terrifying. I can't diagnosis Kerr, but this story screams TMS. I want to send him "Healing Back Pain"! I want him to see someone like Schubiner or Schechter. I want him to check out this wiki. But alas, I have no way of contacting him. For those of you interested in this story, here are a couple recent articles... http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/steve-kerr-reportedly-was-in-excruciating-pain-as-warriors-try-to-diagnose-his-illness-042317 (Steve Kerr reportedly was in excruciating pain as Warriors try to diagnose his ‘illness’ | FOX Sports) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/04/23/warriors-coach-steve-kerr-reportedly-in-excruciating-pain-to-be-out-indefinitely/ (Warriors Coach Steve Kerr out indefinitely while battling chronic back pain) What do you guys think?