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Steve Kerr - Taking the Game Winning Shot

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Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) is the Golden State Warriors Head Coach and a PCA National Advisory Board Member. Kerr is a five-time NBA champion and former General Manager of the Phoenix Suns. He entered the NBA as a second-round selection by the Suns (50th overall) in 1988. He played for six teams during his 15-year tenure (Phoenix, Cleveland, Orlando, Chicago, San Antonio and Portland). He was a part of NBA championship teams in Chicago in 1996, 1997 and 1998, and then won two more rings with the Spurs in 1999 and 2003. As a coach, Steve Kerr has won three championships with the Golden State Warriors in 2015, 2017, and 2018.

Kerr reflects on the moment during his playing career when his teammate, basketball legend Michael Jordan (former Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls basketball player), passed him the ball to take the winning championship game shot, saying he showed a lot of false confidence during the timeout before where Jordan gave him advice about the play. Remembering his time playing, Kerr says that getting into that ‘winning shot’ mindset is difficult, and as a player who was a self titled over-thinker, even more so. He states that players like Michael Jordan take winning shots often, and there has to be an element of no fear to be in that state.