Steve Kerr on Constant Communication
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 speaks about how important his assistant coaches are in keeping communication active. He says that a lot of the time his assistant coaches will talk directly with the players, as the have a different perspective than he does and it is common for players to go to assistant coaches with issues. This helps to keep and improve communication amongst his team, which is a key element in coaching—Kerr states that once personal connections are lost, it is harder to coach players.