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Steve Kerr - Team Rules: Protect the Team

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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 speaks about the three rules he and his team have:

  1. Always be on time
  2. No whining
  3. Always protect the team

He says that the last one is especially important, specifically with the media. When altercations arise in practice, it stays in house, and other issues and problems are dealt with the same way, too.