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Steve Kerr - Winning is a Group Effort

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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.

Kerr talks about entering the professional sports coaching world, bursting with ideas and the hope that they would click and work with his team. Fortunately, they did, but he understands that it was not due to his “wonderful coaching”—getting the Golden State Warriors to their success level was a collective and collaborative effort. He says that inheriting good players, like his own Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, makes a program more credible from the outside perspective, and while people congratulate him for his great coaching, their success is a group effort.