Steve Kerr Biography

Steve Kerr (Stephen Douglas Kerr) is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach of the Golden State Warriors.

Kerr is an eight-time NBA champion. He has won five titles as a player; three with the Chicago Bulls and two with the San Antonio Spurs. He has as well won three titles with the Warriors as a head coach. He has the highest career three-point percentage (45.4%) in NBA history for any player with at least 250 three-pointers made.

Kerr also held the  NBA record for the highest three-point percentage in a season at 52.4% until the record was broken in 2010 by Kyle Korver.

Steve Kerr Career

Steve Kerr Bulls

In 1993, Steve signed with the Chicago Bulls. They made the playoffs in the 1993–94 and 1994–95 seasons. However, without Michael Jordan’s presence for all of 1994 and much of 1995, the Bulls could not advance to the Finals. With Jordan, however, back full time, for the 1995–96 season, the team set a then NBA-record of 72–10 and defeated the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1996 NBA Finals.

Kerr played a major part in the Bulls’ championship victory in the 1997 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz where, in the final seconds of Game 6 with the score tied at 86, Steve took a pass from Jordan and hit the title-winner. The Bulls won earning themselves the fifth title while Steve won the 3-Point Shootout at the 1997 All-Star Game.

 

During the 1998 NBA Finals against Utah, Steve missed a 3-pointer, grabbed his own rebound and made a pass to Jordan who made a crucial three-point play, putting them in the lead for good in the last minute of Game 2. They won the series in 6 games.

Steve Kerr Spurs

Steve was acquired by the San Antonio Spurs in a sign-and-trade deal with the Bulls in January 1999, whereby Chuck Person and a first-round pick in the 2000 NBA draft was sent to Chicago.

The Spurs reached 1999 NBA Finals and won their first NBA Championship with a 4–1 series victory over the New York Knicks and Steve became one of two players to win four straight NBA titles without being a part of the 1960s Boston Celtics dynasty—the other being Frank Saul; who won four straight with Rochester and Minneapolis from 1951–54. Steve and Saul are also the only two players in NBA history to have won two championships with two different teams in consecutive seasons.

Kerr was later traded to Portland Trail Blazers on July 24, 2001, alongside Derek Anderson in a deal that brought Steve Smith to the Spurs. Steve remained in Portland for the 2001–02 season, playing in 65 games.

Steve was later traded back to San Antonio on August 2, 2002. In nearly 75 games the following year, Steve supported the Spurs from the bench. In-Game 6 of the 2003 Western Conference Finals against the Dallas Mavericks, Steve made four second-half three-pointers that helped eliminate Dallas. The San Antonio Spurs eventually won the NBA championship by beating the New Jersey Nets in the 2003 NBA Finals, 4–2. After the 2003 NBA Finals, Steve announced his retirement.

Steve Kerr Golden State Warriors

Steve reached an agreement to become the head coach for the Golden State Warriors on May 14, 2014. He coached in the 2014 Summer League for the Warriors and during the 2014–15 season, the team’s offense employed elements of the triangle offense from his playing days in Chicago.

After the Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets to win their 14th consecutive game, Steve became the first coach to start his career with a 19–2 record. This record beat out Al Cervi and his 18–2 start with the Syracuse Nationals. On December 10, 2014, Steve became the first NBA rookie head coach to win 21 of his first 23 games.Steve was named the head coach of the Western Conference team for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game after Golden State had the best record in the conference.

The Golden State Warriors later on April 4, beat the Dallas Mavericks 123–110 to clinch home-court advantage throughout the playoffs and Steve got his 63rd win of the season to become the highest winning rookie head coach in NBA history, passing Tom Thibodeau and his 62 wins with the Chicago Bulls in the 2010–11 season.

The Golden State Warriors ultimately finished with one of the best regular seasons in NBA history and the greatest in the team’s 69-year history. The Warriors ended with an overall record of 67–15, becoming the 10th team to win 67 or more games in a single season.

In the opening round of the playoffs against the New Orleans Pelicans, Steve led the Golden State Warriors to their first four-game playoff sweep since the 1975 NBA Finals and afterward the team surpassed the Memphis Grizzlies 4–2, in the second round. They then defeated the Houston Rockets 4–1, in the Western Conference Finals, making the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years.

In the finals, the Warriors faced the Cleveland Cavaliers. After the Warriors went down 2–1 to Cleveland, Steve started swingman Andre Iguodala in place of Bogut, jump-starting their stagnant offense for a 103–82 road win that evened the series. They went on to win the championship in six games defeating the Cavaliers 4–2, in the series, to give Steve his sixth championship and first as a head coach.

The NBA, on November 20, 2016, announced that Kerr had been fined $25,000 for public criticism of officiating during a radio interview with KNBR 680 on November 17. Steve later missed time during the 2017 playoffs due to recurring back issues and associate head coach Mike Brown acted as acting head coach during periods of Kerr’s absence. Brown continued head coaching into the playoffs leading the Warriors to a 12–0 record in the postseason.

Steve returned for the 2017 NBA Finals where he led the Warriors to victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games. They finished the playoffs with a 16–1 record which is the best postseason winning percentage in NBA history.

Steve is the fourth coach in NBA history to win two championships in his first three seasons of coaching. He won his third championship as a head coach when the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2018 NBA Finals in four games to give him the eighth championship of his career.

He is the third on the Golden State Warriors’ all-time wins list behind Don Nelson and Eddie Gottlieb and only Nelson has won more games in the West Coast portion of Warriors history.

Steve Kerr Age

Steve is 53 years old as of 2018. He was born on September 27, 1965.

Steve Kerr Family

Kerr is the son of Malcolm H. Kerr and Ann (Zwicker). His father Malcolm was an American academic who specialized in the Middle East. He was born in Beirut, Lebanon and he has three siblings.

Steve Kerr Father

Kerr’s father,  Malcolm, was killed by the Shia Lebanese militia called Islamic Jihad on January 18, 1984 at the age of 52 while he was serving as president of the American University of Beirut.

Malcolm was shot twice in the back of his head by gunmen using suppressed handguns, in the hallway outside his office. Steve was 18 years by then and was a college freshman. Steve’s family sued the Iranian government under the Anti-terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996.

Steve Kerr Wife

Kerr is married to Margot Kerr, his college sweetheart. They got married in 1990 and have three children together; Nick, Maddy, and Matthew.

Steve Kerr Children

Kerr has three children; two sons, Nick and Matthew and a daughter, Maddy. Nick and Maddy, followed their father’s love for sports.

Steve Kerr Son

Nick is a video assistant in the coaching staff of San Antonio Spurs and he used to play college basketball at San Diego University. He also hopes to a be coach one day like his father.

Steve Kerr Daughter

On the other hand, Maddy is an excellent volleyball player and was one of the best at her high school; Torry Pines High School in Southern California. She has won 2 San Diego Section Division I championships and also made the “Fab 50” selection by Volleyball Magazine. She was ranked no. 65 by Prepvolleyball.com and has also tried out for the American female volleyball team.

Steve Kerr Body Measurements

  • Height:  6 feet 3 inches
  • Weight: Not Available
  • Shoe Size: Not Available
  • Body Shape: Not Available
  • Hair Colour: Light Brown
  • Eye Colour: Blue

Steve Kerr Salary

Steve’s salary is estimated to be around $5 million per year.

Steve Kerr Net Worth

Kerr has a net worth that is estimated to be around  $18 million.

Steve Kerr Height

Kerr stands at a height of 1.91 m.

Steve Kerr Championship Rings

Kerr has eight rings; Five as a player and three with the Warriors as their head coach.

Steve Kerr Stats

Year
Team
GP
GS
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
PPG
2002–03†
San Antonio
75
0
12.7
0.43
0.395
0.882
0.8
0.9
0.4
0
4
2001–02
Portland
65
0
11.9
0.47
0.394
0.975
0.9
1
0.2
0
4.1
2000–01
San Antonio
55
1
11.8
0.421
0.429
0.933
0.6
1
0.3
0
3.3
1999–00
San Antonio
32
0
8.4
0.432
0.516
0.818
0.6
0.4
0.1
0
2.8
1998–99†
San Antonio
44
0
16.7
0.391
0.313
0.886
1
1.1
0.5
0.1
4.4
1997–98†
Chicago
50
0
22.4
0.454
0.438
0.918
1.5
1.9
0.5
0.1
7.5
1996–97†
Chicago
82
0
22.7
0.533
0.464
0.806
1.6
2.1
0.8
0
8.1
1995–96†
Chicago
82
0
23.4
0.506
0.515
0.929
1.3
2.3
0.8
0
8.4
1994–95
Chicago
82
0
22.4
0.527
.524*
0.778
1.5
1.8
0.5
0
8.2
1993–94
Chicago
82
0
24.8
0.497
0.419
0.856
1.6
2.6
0.9
0
8.6
1992–93
Cleveland
5
0
8.2
0.5
0
1
1.4
2.2
0.4
0
2.4
1992–93
Orlando
47
0
9.4
0.429
0.25
0.909
0.8
1.3
0.2
0
2.6
1991–92
Cleveland
48
20
17.6
0.511
0.432
0.833
1.6
2.3
0.6
0.2
6.6
1990–91
Cleveland
57
4
15.9
0.444
0.452
0.849
0.6
2.3
0.5
0.1
4.8
1989–90
Cleveland
78
5
21.3
0.444
.507*
0.863
1.3
3.2
0.6
0.1
6.7
1988–89
Phoenix
26
0
6
0.435
0.471
0.667
0.7
0.9
0.3
0
2.1
Career
910
30
17.8
0.479
.454double-dagger
0.864
1.2
1.8
0.5
0.1
6

Steve Kerr Coaching Record

Team
Year
G
W
L
W–L%
Finish
PG
PW
PL
PW–L%
Result
Golden State
2014–15
82
67
15
0.817
1st in Pacific
21
16
5
0.762
Won NBA Championship
Golden State
2015–16
82
73
9
0.89
1st in Pacific
24
15
9
0.625
Lost in NBA Finals
Golden State
2016–17
82
67
15
0.817
1st in Pacific
17
16
1
.941double-dagger
Won NBA Championship
Golden State
2017–18
82
58
24
0.707
1st in Pacific
21
16
5
0.762
Won NBA Championship
Career
328
265
63
0.808
83
63
20
0.759

Frequently Asked Questions About Steve Kerr

Who is Steve Kerr?

Kerr is an American professional basketball coach and former player.

How old is Steve Kerr?

Kerr is 54 years old as of 2019. He was born on September 27, 1965.

How tall is Steve Kerr?

Kerr stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches.

Is Steve Kerr married?

Kerr is married to Margot Kerr. The two were college sweethearts.

How much is Steve Kerr worth?

Kerr has a net worth that is estimated to be around  $18 million.

How much does Steve Kerr make?

Kerr’s salary is estimated to be around $5 million per year.

How Many Rings Does Steve Kerr Have?

Kerr has eight rings; Five as a player and three with the Warriors as their head coach.

What Team Did Steve Kerr Play For?

Steve has played for Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, and also San Antonio Spurs .

Where does Steve Kerr live?

Kerr’s place of residence is not yet known.

Is Steve Kerr dead or alive?

Kerr is still alive and in good health.

Where is Steve Kerr now?

Kerr is the head coach of the Golden State Warriors.

,

Author