Formerly a professional basketball player, Steve Kerr was appointed the head coach of the Golden State Warriors in May 2014, becoming the 25th person to hold that position in the team's history. As a coach, he led the team to five consecutive NBA finals. In his maiden season (2014/2015, Steve steered the Warriors to its first NBA Championship since 1975. The following season saw him lead the outfit to an all-time best regular season record (73-9) in the tournament's history, surpassing an earlier record set by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995/1996 season.
Why you should book Steve Kerr for your next event
- Steve is known for thought-provoking talks in which he discusses his passion to inspire high-performance teams and ensure organisations and communities become successful.
- Having retired with 910 matches and an average of 6.0 per game, Steve is one of the most successful basketball players in history. To best recognize his legendary status, the Arizona Wild Cats hierarchy retired his no. 25 jersey, a befitting recognition for a player of Steve’s status. It pays to listen to talks from one of the best former players.
- Steve is humble, insightful, and well-spoken, just as you would expect.
Thanks to Steve’s successful career as a coach, he was awarded the NBA Coach of the Year in 2016. As such, it went into history books as the third Golden State Warriors coach to lay hands on this prestigious accolade. The coach also led the franchise to two NBA Finals Championships in 2017 and 2018. This consecutive series of achievements takes work, especially in a tournament as competitive as the NBA.
In Steve’s first three seasons at the helm, he ensured his team hit 65+ regular season wins. As a result, the Warriors became the first franchise to register such a high number of wins in three consecutive seasons. He became the first rookie coach to win the NBA Finals since 1982, when Pat Riley won it.
After his career as a player and before taking up a coaching role, Steve worked as a broadcast analyst for TNT, a renowned American basic cable TV network. His time at TNT saw him perform the Steve’s Refreshing Thoughts segment, sponsored by Coors Light. The segment was all about bringing up exciting facts about the NBA. He joined the Phoenix Suns in 2004 and went on to become the franchise’s general manager only three years later.
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