Steve Kerr is a former player, executive and current head coach of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. Kerr is an eight-time NBA champion, winning three with the Chicago Bulls and two with the San Antonio Spurs as a player, as well as three with Warriors as head coach including the recent 2018 championship, his third in 4 seasons.
As a player, Kerr is the NBA’s all-time three-point percentage leader. Kerr was originally drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the second round (50th overall) of the 1988 NBA Draft out of the University of Arizona. Kerr capped his collegiate career as a senior in 1988 by helping lead the Wildcats to their first Final Four appearance. An All-Pac 10 guard in both 1986 and 1988, he remains the school’s career leader in three-point field goal percentage (57.3 percent). Kerr was also a member of the USA Basketball team that captured the 1986 World Championship in Madrid, the last American Men’s Senior Team composed strictly of amateur players to capture a gold medal.
During his playing career, Kerr played for some of the most successful coaches in the history of the game, including Phil Jackson, Gregg Popovich, Lenny Wilkens, Cotton Fitzsimmons and Lute Olson. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, and raised in Pacific Palisades, CA, Kerr was a ballboy in 1978 and 1979 at UCLA, where his late father, Malcolm, was a professor.
As a broadcaster, Kerr has served two different four-year stints as a game analyst on TNT’s award-winning NBA coverage. In addition to a full slate of regular-season games, he also worked TNT’s marquee events, including the NBA All-Star Game, playoffs and conference finals. During his most recent stint in broadcasting, beginning in 2010, Kerr also served as an analyst for NCAA Tournament and Final Four coverage on Turner Sports and CBS.
Steve Kerr engineered the most successful campaign of any first-year coach in NBA history in 2014-15, culminating in the Warriors winning the fourth NBA Championship in franchise history and the first in 40 years.
Kerr continues to add to his legacy with one of the most successful campaigns seen as a player and coach.