Steve Kerr on Coaches' Human Connection
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 talks about two coaches he has had, Gregg Popovich, current San Antonio Spurs coach, and Phil Jackson, former Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers coach. While both coaches ran their teams quite differently, their emotional intelligence was similar. They both understood the needs of their teams, to connect with one another and their staff. While both went about this in very different ways, both were effective, as at their core they cared about their players and got to know them on a personal level.