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Steve Kerr on the Burden of Media Criticism and Why Players Should Avoid it

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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 talks about his experience handling media criticism and speculation as an athlete. Kerr explains the value of being shielded from such judgement and how being exposed to the media can affect both athletic play and life. He also discusses how an increase in technology has made avoiding the news a more difficult feat for this generation.