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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 how lucky he is to have a group of players who love to play basketball. While it might seem like every player in the NBA loves to play basketball, Coach Kerr tells the story of when he talked to NBA coach Mike Montgomery and Coach Mike told Kerr that he “literally had to beg his best players to practice, because they wanted to come in and just chill”. Coach Kerr clearly sees difference, in that he has players Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green that are always the first ones to come to practice to work on their shot and then the last to leave the gym.