GALLERY: The file on Steve Kerr
Kerr was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon prior to attending the University of Arizona in 1983. The 6-foot-3 guard spent five seasons in Tucson (one redshirt year) with moderate success. He averaged 11.2 points, 3.4 assists and 2.2 rebounds in his career. In the summer of 1986, Kerr won a gold medal with the USA Basketball team in the FIBA World Championship. In his final collegiate season, Kerr set the NCAA record for three-point percentage in a season (57.3 %)
1988 NBA Draft
Kerr was selected in the second round (No. 50 overall) of the 1988 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns, behind future head coaches Danny Manning (Tulsa and Wake Forest University, No. 1 overall), Brian Shaw (Denver Nuggets, No. 24 overall), Vinny Del Negro (Los Angeles Clippers, No. 29) and Keith Smart (Cavaliers, Warriors and Kings; No. 41). Kerr spent one season in Phoenix before being traded to Cleveland in 1989.
The Lebanon native spent the next three seasons with the Cavaliers, the following season in Orlando and then, in 1993, signed with the Chicago Bulls. He was part of three championships in Chicago. He finished his career with four seasons in San Antonio (two championships) and a stint in Portland. Kerr never averaged more than 8.6 points per game in a season, but did retire as the league's all-time leader in career three-point shooting percentage (.454).
Taste of broadcasting
After an illustrious 15-year career -- and five NBA championships -- Steve Kerr became a broadcast analyst for TNT providing in-game analysis alongside Marv Albert. Kerr left broadcasting in June of 2007 to work as general manager of the Phoenix Suns.
NBA general manager
Kerr inherited a Suns team that went 61-21 in the previous season, but failed to reach the Conference Finals. In his first season, Kerr traded perennial all-star Shawn Marion and guard Marcus Banks to the Miami Heat in exchange for an aging Shaquille O'Neal. The Suns lost in the first round of the playoffs to the San Antonio Spurs in five games. Head coach Mike D'Antoni bolted for the New York Knicks amid reports of disagreements in philosophy with Kerr, after the season.
Retirement from GM
After hiring head coach Alvin Gentry in Phoenix, Kerr continued to wheel and deal. He traded for Jason Richardson and Jared Dudley in Dec. of 2008 and traded Shaquille O'Neal to the Cleveland Cavaliers a month later; the Suns failed to make the playoffs that season. In his last season at the helm of the Suns, Kerr helped guide Phoenix to a 54-28 record that ended with a trip to the Conference Finals against the Lakers. On June 15, 2010 Kerr stepped down as President and general manager to spend more time with his family.
Back to broadcasting
Less than a month after his resignation from the Suns, Kerr accepted his former NBA analyst position at TNT. Since then, Kerr has called NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship games as an analyst.
Warriors head coach
On May 14, 2014, Steve Kerr agreed in principle to become the new head coach of the Golden State Warriors.
Steve Kerr led the Warriors to a 67-15 record in his first season as head coach, setting a franchise record for wins in a single season and winning the Western Conference by 11 games. The Warriors improved from a 51-win season in 2013-14, and Kerr finished second to Mike Budenholzer for Coach of the Year honors. The Warriors became the 10th team in NBA history to record 67 wins, which represent a record total for a rookie coach.