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Steve Kerr: Coaching Isn't Controlling (In Basketball Or Any Sport)

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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.

Here, Kerr explains, “Coaching is not controlling.” He shares his experience of joining the Warriors, wondering how to implement his many new ideas, and realizing he would need an approach similar to steering a ship: it would take time and support and help from everyone involved. He communicates his vision and helps athletes incrementally toward team goals.


"Kerr Rivers Stevens"