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Steve Kerr - Culture Pt 1

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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 describes the culture the Golden State Warriors have developed among their program. He says that he thinks of culture plainly as what the building feels like once the players enter. What Kerr and his staff try to do is make their practice about joy, being competitive, and being mindful—the latter being training together and pinpointing weaknesses to work on. This culture they have developed has been fostered by the compassion he and his staff have for each of their players.