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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.

Steve Kerr shares two books he recommends—Ian O’Connor’s (not Ian Thompson) “Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time”, and Timothy Gallwey’s “The Inner Game of Tennis”—and his experience reading each.

Kerr comments on how O’Connor’s New York Times bestseller “Belichick”—biography of the NFL’s most successful head coach, New England Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick—provides insight into how different coaches can be, as he states how Belichick’s coaching style contrasts his own. He also shares his appreciation for Gallwey’s book, saying it is “one of the best sport psychology books I’ve ever read”, specifically one to read if dealing with a player who is their own biggest opponent.

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