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Pippin and Cartwright Prove the Worth of Team Loyalty and a Clear Mindset

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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.

In this video, Steve Kerr discusses the decision of player, Scotty Pippen, to refuse to play during a game. In a moment of mental weakness, Pippen allowed another player onto the court in his place and thus permitted his team to lose the game. Kerr describes former player, Bill Carwright's emotional response to Pippen's betrayal and the effects of this experience on both Pippen and his reputation.