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Steve Kerr on Creating Joy at Practice

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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.

Kerr talks about how he makes practice with the Warriors enjoyable and lively. From hilarious and touching birthday videos to playing music during practice to keep the energy up, Kerr always makes sure to keep training fun and energetic for his team while they’re getting work done. He also talks about the importance of personal connections between everyone in the gym, developed by being present and the little conversations between everyone. This, with keeping practice fun, creates a family feeling within the team and organization that fosters joy and hard work.