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Steve Kerr
Kerr as the Warriors' head coach in February 2015
Golden State Warriors
Head coach
Personal information
Born (1965-09-27) September 27, 1965 (age 56)
Beirut, Lebanon
Nationality American
High school Palisades Charter
(Los Angeles, California)
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 181 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College Arizona (1983–1988)
NBA Draft 1988 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Pro career 1988–2003
Coaching career 2014–present
League NBA
Career history
As player:
1988–1989 Phoenix Suns
1989–1992 Cleveland Cavaliers
1992–1993 Orlando Magic
1993–1999 Chicago Bulls
1999–2001 San Antonio Spurs
2001–2002 Portland Trail Blazers
2002–2003 San Antonio Spurs
As coach:
2014–present Golden State Warriors
Career highlights and awards
As player:
  • NBA champion (1996–1999, 2003)
  • NBA Three-Point Shootout champion (1997)
  • Second-team All-American – AP (1988)
  • Third-team All-American – NABC (1988)
  • 2× First-team All-Pac-10 (1986, 1988)
  • No. 25 retired by Arizona Wildcats

As coach:

  • 3× NBA champion (2015, 2017, 2018)
  • NBA Coach of the Year (2016)
  • 2× NBA All-Star Game head coach (2015, 2017)
Career NBA statistics
Points 5,437 (6.0 ppg)
Rebounds 1,060 (1.2 rpg)
Assists 1,658 (1.8 apg)

Stephen Douglas Kerr (born September 27, 1965) is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach of the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is an eight-time NBA champion, having won five titles as a player (three with the Chicago Bulls and two with the San Antonio Spurs) as well as three with the Warriors as a head coach. Kerr has the highest career three-point percentage (45.4%) in NBA history for any player with at least 250 three-pointers made. He also held the NBA record for highest three-point percentage in a season at 52.4% until the record was broken by Kyle Korver in 2010.

On June 2, 2007, the Phoenix Suns named Kerr the team's president of basketball operations and general manager. Kerr helped managing partner Robert Sarver buy the Suns in 2004 and became one of Sarver's trusted basketball advisors. Kerr announced his retirement from the Suns in June 2010. Afterwards, Kerr returned as a color commentator for NBA on TNT until 2014, when he pursued a career in coaching.

On May 14, 2014, the Golden State Warriors named Kerr the team's head coach. On April 4, 2015, with a win over the Dallas Mavericks, Kerr broke the NBA record for the most regular-season wins for a rookie coach. The Warriors went on to win the 2015 NBA Finals, making Kerr the first rookie coach to win a championship since Pat Riley in the 1982 NBA Finals. On April 13, 2016, the Warriors broke the record for the most wins in an NBA season, breaking a record previously held by Kerr's 1995–96 Chicago Bulls. The Warriors returned to the Finals for four straight years, losing in 2016, winning again in 2017 and 2018, and losing in 2019.

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