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Steve Kerr

Announced on Oct. 11, 2018, an assistant coach for the USA Basketball Men's National Team, Steve Kerr assisted USA and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich with the 2019 USA National Team that competed in the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China, and was part of Popovich's gold medalalist coaching staff for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

"This is an incredible opportunity and one I’m extremely grateful for," said Kerr. "I had the good fortune to participate in our USA Basketball program as an amateur, and to have the chance to return to the world stage three decades later and work under Pop, one of my former coaches and a mentor, is a tremendous honor."

Having completed in 2020-21 his seventh season (2014-15 - 2020-21) as an NBA head coach, Kerr in his seven seasons has guided the Golden State Warriors to three NBA championships, including a streak of five-consecutive NBA Finals appearances, the NBA’s single-season mark for wins (73 in 2015-16), the NBA’s best single-season playoff record (16-1), which included a playoff-record 15-game win streak to begin the 2017 NBA Playoffs, an NBA Coach of the Year award in 2015-16 and the three winningest seasons in franchise history.

In his seven seasons as the Warriors head coach, Golden State compiled a remarkable 376-171 regular season record for a stellar 68.7 winning percentage, while compiling a 77-28 record (.733 winning percentage) in five NBA Playoff appearances. His 68.7 regular season winning percentage is the third all-time highest for an NBA coach.

Kerr, who won five NBA championships during a 15-year playing career, now owns eight NBA championships as a player and coach, joining a list of those with multiple titles as both player and coach that includes Phil Jackson (two player/11 coach), KC Jones (eight player/two coach), Tommy Heinsohn (eight player/two coach) and Bill Russell (11 player/two coach). 

Kerr is just the third coach in NBA history to win three championships in his first four seasons at the helm, joining Phil Jackson (1991, 1992, 1993) and John Kundla (1949, 1950, 1952) as the only coaches to do so.

Under Kerr, Golden State became the first team in NBA history to win at least 65 games in three consecutive campaigns (67, 73, 67), owning the league’s best record outright in three-straight seasons—the first team to do so since the Boston Celtics from 1983-84 to 1985-86.

On March 28, 2017, Kerr earned his 200th regular-season coaching victory in just his 238th career game, reaching the 200-win plateau in fewer games than any coach in professional sports history.

Kerr owns 30 years of NBA experience as a player, coach, television analyst and front office executive, including a three-year stint (2007-10) as president of basketball operations and general manager for the Phoenix Suns. During his time as the Suns GM, the club posted a 155-91 (.630) record and earned a pair of playoff berths, including a trip to the 2010 Western Conference Finals.

The NBA’s all-time 3-point percentage leader, having converted on 45.4 percent (726-of-1599) of his attempts, Kerr amassed career averages of 6.0 points, 1.8 assists and 1.2 rebounds per contest in 910 regular-season games with the Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers.

Kerr originally was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the second round (50th overall) of the 1988 NBA Draft out of the University of Arizona. He capped his collegiate career as a senior in 1988 by helping lead the Wildcats to their first Final Four appearance. An All-Pacific 10 Conference guard in both 1986 and 1988, he remains the school’s career leader in 3-point percentage (57.3 percent). 

Kerr was a member of the USA Basketball national team that   captured the 1986 FIBA World Championship title in Madrid, the last American men’s senior team composed strictly of amateur players to capture a gold medal. Kerr averaged 9.2 points a game and made 18-of-36 3-point tries. A finalist for the 1988 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team, Kerr also was a member of the 1988 USA Select Team that finished 6-0 during a European tour.

Kerr and his wife Margot have three children: Nick, Maddy and Matthew.

Steve Kerr USA Basketball Coaching Synopsis

TEAM
POSITION
 W-L 
PCT 
MEDAL / FINISH
2020 U.S. Olympic Team Assistant Coach 5-1 .833 Gold Medal
2021 USA National Team Assistant Coach 2-2 .500 N/A
2019 USA World Cup Team Assistant Coach 6-2 .750 Seventh Place
2019 USA National Team Assistant Coach 3-1 .800 N/A
USA Basketball Coaching Record
 
16-6
.727
 1 Gold Medal

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