Steve Kerr was introduced as the new head coach of the Warriors on May 20, 2014.
In mid-June, he made the 16-hour flight to Australia to visit with Andrew Bogut.
“It showed a lot of respect to come here and see me,” Bogut told the Daily Telegraph from his home in Melbourne.
“He had some good things to say about the direction of the team and what he wants to do. I’m really excited about Steve.
“The question is that he hasn’t coached before but the way he spoke to me when he was here it seemed like he knew what he was doing.”
Through 10 games this season, Andrew Bogut is averaging 8.2 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists, while taking 6.4 shots per contest.
Through the first 10 games last season, Bogut averaged 6.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists, while taking 4.9 shots per contest.
How has Kerr helped Bogut produce more this year?
"I don't think it's so much a physical thing, for me it's a big mental thing," Bogut told SEN, a Melbourne radio station on Tuesday. "Having a coach that has the confidence in me, even with the scorers in Steph (Curry) and Klay (Thompson), to say, 'We want you to be aggressive and look for your own shot', it does wonders for my game.
"It's huge, I'm a huge confidence player and I think Steve Kerr's been unbelievable so far.
"They're running me in the high post a lot more and utilizing my passing and it's been great so far. Steve Kerr's turned around my career and getting me back involved offensively, too, helps."