Steve Kerr made a mistake. A big mistake.
The Golden State Warriors head coach addressed the estimated one million people in attendance at Thursday's championship parade in Oakland, giving a shout-out to his squad after it won its second title in three years.
The bench boss went down the list, giving props to Draymond Green, JaVale McGee, Patrick McCaw, James Michael McAdoo, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Kevin Durant, Matt Barnes, David West, Zaza Pachulia, and Shaun Livingston.
Noticeably left off the list of "Ultimate Warriors" was reigning back-to-back league MVP Stephen Curry.
It was Kerr's wife who told him about his error as soon as he sat back down.
"Oh my God. I'm such an idiot," the 51-year-old told himself, as relayed to Mercury News' Marcus Thompson. "I blew it. I completely spaced."
The 2016 Coach of the Year immediately went over to Curry to apologize, telling him:
"Steph, I'm so embarrassed. I forgot to talk about you. You're not that important to the team anyway."
"As they should be," Kerr said. "It was a horrible oversight. What he means to the franchise, I should've finished with up with him. How in the hell could I forget Steph Curry?
"What I should've done is gone back up there and grabbed the mic. What I would've said, what I should've said, is he makes this whole thing work. Everything revolves around him. The whole culture revolves not only his talent, his unselfishness, but his joy. ... He's the person most responsible for what we've built, and I didn't thank him."
Curry's slated to be a free agent this summer, and Golden State is expected to offer him a super-max deal worth about $205 million over five years.