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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 talks about his teams’ presence in their community centered in the San Francisco Bay Area. He talks about the immense power one small action has, such as when one of their players interacts with a fan when encountered outside of the gym, like at a store or on the street. Kerr says that he, his staff, and players need to represent themselves and their program well by being kind people, with an awareness of the power each of them hold in interactions with the community.