Warriors interim coach Luke Walton said Thursday that he anticipates Steve Kerr to travel when the team leaves for Southern California Friday afternoon.

Though Kerr has made occasional appearances at the team’s practice facility, this is the clearest sign yet that the head coach is making appreciable progress as he recuperates from two back surgeries.

“I think it’s great,” Walton said prior to the Warriors-Rockets game at Oracle Arena. “Obviously, Steve is one of those guys that just having him around makes everything better. He wouldn’t be coming down with us at all if he was still as bad as he was. So I think it shows signs of improvement.”