(SP) – Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt, the 98-year-old nun who acts as the chaplain for the Loyola University Chicago Ramblers, is reportedly close to finalizing a long-term deal to take her services to the Golden State Warriors.
“Obviously anytime you can add someone who can bring a high-level of wisdom and guidance and support to your team, you want to see if you can make it happen,” said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. “So, yes, we have reached out.”
Sources with the Warriors say they have been pleasantly surprised with how easy it has been to negotiate with the nun.
“They’re paying her like $12,000 a year,” said a Warriors front office source. “We pay that in a month just on mouthpieces for Steph Curry. All she wants is around $13,000 and matching donations to charity. No problem at all.”
The Warriors also say they have no concerns about growing whispers that Sister Jean committed NCAA violations at Loyola.
“Giving players holy water and the close connection to the most powerful booster of all, God? You mean those?” said Kerr. “That’s just someone who wants to win. If the NCAA punishes her, it will have no impact here in the NBA.”