Steve Kerr's 4 Core Values: Joy, Mindfulness, Compassion, Competition
Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) is the Golden State Warriors Head Coach and a PCA National Advisory Board Member. He led the Warriors to the 2014-2015 NBA Championship and a record 73 wins the following regular season and a second consecutive NBA Finals appearance. As a player, Kerr was a five-time NBA champion with the Bulls and Spurs, then served as a TV commentator and General Manager of the Phoenix Suns.
In this podcast interview with PCA Founder Jim Thompson (@JimThompson18), Kerr discusses the Warriors' four core values: joy, mindfulness, compassion and competition. Youth and high school coaches can learn from Kerr's approach to building a team culture, borrowing ideas he learned from Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll: "Pare down your core values and tailor your daily routine around those core values.”
Other highlights of the podcast include:
Exploration of how coaches connect with their players, starting with establishing trust and "letting them know they are more important than you are"
Staying open to ideas from players and assistant coaches
What he told Warriors after Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals.