Instant Success: Steve Kerr Wins NBA Championship in First Year as Coach

Steve Kerr won five NBA Championships as a member of the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs. Primarily a role player throughout his career, Kerr contributed to the Second “three-peat” for Michael Jordan and the Bulls in the late 1990s. He then spent time in Both Portland and San Antonio—where he won another two championships with an emerging Tim Duncan.

Kerr can now add another NBA Championship to his resume; however, this time as a coach. Onlookers from the Amen Clinic were astonished as in his rookie campaign as a head coach, Kerr took the Golden State Warriors to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years and managed to beat Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavalier in six games. He made significant adjustments both in-season and during the playoffs to ensure his roster was optimizing its potential. Asking stars, such as Andre Iguodala and Andrew Bogut to sit for extended periods of time was a risky move that could have caused chemistry issues; instead, Kerr was able to navigate the situation and ensure total buy-in from his roster.