Stephen Douglas Kerr is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach of the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He is an eight-time NBA champion, having won five titles as a player as well as three with the Warriors as a head coach. Kerr has the highest career three-point percentage in NBA history for any player with at least 250 three-pointers made. He also held the NBA record for highest three-point percentage in a season at 52.4% until the record was broken by Kyle Korver in 2010. On June 2, 2007, the Phoenix Suns named Kerr the team's president of basketball operations and general manager. Kerr helped managing partner Robert Sarver buy the Suns in 2004 and became one of Sarver's trusted basketball advisors. Kerr announced his retirement from the Suns in June 2010. Afterwards, Kerr returned as a color commentator for NBA on TNT until 2014, when he pursued a career in coaching.
|Born:||September 27, 1965, Beirut, Lebanon|
|Listed height:||6 ft 3 in|
|Listed weight:||175 lb|
|High school:||Palisades Charter, (Los Angeles, California)|
|NBA draft:||1988 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50, Phoenix Suns|
|Team:||Golden State Warriors|
|Twitter:||Steve Kerr's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Steve Kerr's IMDb|
About Steve Kerr
Became the head coach of the Golden State Warriors in 2014 and led the team to NBA Championships in 2015, 2017 and 2018. During his NBA career, he was known for his three-point shooting, winning three NBA Championships alongside Michael Jordan on the Chicago Bulls and another two with the San Antonio Spurs.
He grew up in the Middle East, attending Cairo American University in Egypt before transferring to Pacific Palisades High School. He starred at the University of Arizona from 1983 to 1988 and his #25 jersey was later retired by the school.
With the Bulls, he hit the series clinching shot against the Utah Jazz in Game 6 of the 1997 NBA Finals, the most historic moment in his playing career.
He married Margot Kerr in 1990 and he has three children: Madeleine, Matthew and Nicholas. He is the son of Malcolm Kerr, a Middle East political expert.
After his retirement, he became an NBA analyst and color commentator for NBA games. He then replaced his friend Mark Jackson as coach of the Warriors and Jackson took Kerr's commentating job.
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