Steve Kerr hands the clipboard off to Andre Iguodala.

It hasn’t been the Phoenix Suns’ year. They were tied for 13th in the Western Conference with just an 18-38 record heading into Monday’s game against the Golden State Warriors, and had suffered the two worst losses in franchise history (both by 48 points). And, partway through Monday’s game, Golden State head coach Steve Kerr decided to turn the coaching clipboard over to his players. First, he gave it to Andre Iguodala:

Then Draymond Green:

And then David West:

Here’s a clip of NBC Sports Bay Area’s Greg Papa, Garry St. Jean and Kelenna Azubuike discussing the move at halftime:

This seems to have worked out pretty decently for the Warriors. After only leading 25-24 after the first quarter, they expanded that lead to 62-45 by the half, and were up by as many as 23 points in the third.

Update: The Suns eventually lost by 46, adding to their season of misery.

Maybe these players have coaching futures ahead of them. Or maybe the Suns just aren’t very good. It’s notable that San Antonio Spurs’ head coach Gregg Popovich did something similar against Phoenix in the middle of one of those Suns’ team-record losses, turning the coaching over to assistant James Borrego in the fourth quarter:

Maybe playing the Suns is going to become a NBA coach’s night off.

[The Score]

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Andrew Bucholtz is a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. He previously worked at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.