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Steve Kerr on Balancing Academics and Sports

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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.

Coach Kerr explains that during the years that his kid's played high school sports they had to make time for both their academic work and their athletics. He would talk with each of his kid's on how they could work most efficiently to finish their school work. Then, the key to his kid's achieving academic success was through a daily planner. On the daily planner, his kids would map out how they were going to spend each hour on homework until bedtime.