Steve Kerr received the Best Coach ESPY Award and NBA Coach of the Year Award.
|Net Worth:||$ 18 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional Basketball Coach|
|Born:||September 27, 1965|
|Children:||3 (Matthew, Madeleine, Nick)|
|Birth Name:||Stephen Douglas Kerr|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.83m)|
Steve Kerr is an American basketball coach and a former NBA basketball player. During his NBA career as a player, he is known for his three-point shooting. He won three NBA championships for Chicago Bulls and two for San Antonio Spurs. Being a coach, he led the Golden State Warriors to championships in 2015, 2017, and 2018.
Stephen Douglas Kerr was born on September 27, 1965 in Beirut, Lebanon. His father, Malcolm, is a Middle East political expert while his mother, Ann is a homemaker. He attended Cairo American University in Egypt then transferred to Pacific Palisades High School. Wearing a #25 jersey, he played for the University of Arizona from 1983 to 1988. He graduated from the University with a Bachelor’s degree of General Studies in 1988.
Kerr played for the USA Basketball team in the summer of 1986 in the FIBA World Championship in Spain. The team was composed of amateur players but won a gold medal.
Kerr was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 1988 NBA draft and was traded to Cleveland Cavaliers in 1989. He signed up with the Chicago Bulls in 1993. He helped the team win the 1997 NBA championship against the Utah Jazz. His championship with the Bulls marked his most historic moment in his playing career. He also won the 3-point shootout at the 1997 All-Star Game. In 1998, he was traded to the San Antonio Spurs. He won two championships with the Spurs.
In 2003, he retired as a basketball player and became a broadcast analyst for NBA games. In 2014, Kerr became Golden State Warriors coach. He replaced his friend Mark Jackson, who took his commentating career.
Kerr’s eldest son, Nick, was born on November 9, 1992. He graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in business administration. He pursued his graduate studies in Cal’s School of Public Health.
Nick is currently playing for the San Antonio Spurs. Other players have voted Nick out of the film room before the Game 1 playoffs. However, coach Gregg Popovich let him stay. Rumors spread that Steve sent his son to become a member of Spurs to act as his spy. Steve made it clear in the Game 2 pregame press conference that Nick is not acting as his spy.
“He loves his team, he’s dying to win and he’s dying to beat us just like we are dying to beat them. He’s unbelievably loyal to Pop and his players and I couldn’t be more proud of him. He doesn’t want any of the attention so I think maybe the jokes are over, we need to move past that, poor guy.” - Steve Kerr
Popovich used to coach Steve for four years and they won two championships together. Their past good relationship probably helped Nick to get the internship.
Kerr’s net worth as of January 2020 is $18 million. He gained his wealth from being a basketball player and Golden State coach. He also has some endorsements from time to time.
Kerr has five rings, three with Chicago Bulls and two with San Antonio Spurs. He received his first three rings with the Bulls’ three-peat championship from 1996 to 1998. His fourth and fifth were from his victories with Spurs in 1999 and 2002-2003.
Kerr has been married to Margot Kerr since 1990. They have three children namely Madeleine, Mathew, and Nicholas “Nick.”
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