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Steve Kerr on Differentiating for Every Player

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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.

Coach Kerr explains that in his first year of coaching for the Golden State Warriors he would always yell at Draymond Green when he made a mistake. He quickly learned that Draymond Green would always yell back. However, Kerr also explains that another one of his players Klay Thompson is a guy he never yells at. Kerr compares his two interactions with these players to show that he differentiates his interactions with each player in order to motivate them more.