Steve Kerr

Head Coach, Golden State Warriors

Steve Kerr
Steve Kerr

Steve Kerr

 

RECORDING OF STEVE KERR'S PRESENTATION

Entering his sixth season as head coach of the Golden State Warriors, Steve Kerr has guided the club through five of the most prolific seasons in NBA history with a list of accomplishments that includes three NBA championships, five-straight NBA Finals appearances, the NBA’s single-season wins record (73), an NBA Coach of the Year award (2015-16) and the franchise’s highest winning percentage over a five-year span. Kerr, who won five NBA championships during a 15-year playing career, now owns eight championships as either a player or coach, becoming the first to win three NBA titles as a player and three as a coach. 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.

Kerr earned a degree in general studies from Arizona in 1988 and serves on the board of directors for Peace Players International, an organization that uses basketball as a means to bridge cultural gaps in areas of political, racial and religious conflict.

I think so many of us white people in America feel like, 'You know what, this is not our fault, this is something that happened hundreds of years ago,' and that's false. It may not be my fault or someone else's fault exactly, but it's...our responsibility to try to get this right, to try to change our system.

Question for Reflection

Question for Reflection


  • Kerr shared his personal journey to educate himself on African American history. What steps will you take to educate yourself and others on this history?

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