Warriors coach Steve Kerr arrives in China after flying solo

SHENZHEN, China -- Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has rejoined his team in China after a passport issue caused him to miss Sunday afternoon's team charter to Shenzhen.

Kerr landed safely Tuesday morning local time in Hong Kong and will participate in Wednesday's first official team practice and media events. The Warriors are in China to play two preseason games against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The first is in Shenzhen on Thursday, the second in Shanghai on Sunday.

"We're glad he made it," Warriors assistant coach Willie Green said before Tuesday's optional workout. "We were a little worried that he wasn't going to make the trip, but we're glad he's here. We're glad he made it safe."

Kerr was able to join several Warriors players and team personnel on a tour through Hong Kong after arriving on Tuesday before heading back to the team's hotel in Shenzhen.

A batch of passports were delayed -- by no fault of the Warriors or Kerr -- in being transported back to the team from the East Coast processing center, sources told ESPN's Chris Haynes.
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