Kerr credits 'good fortune' for 400 wins as NBA coach


Steve Kerr has experienced an incredible amount of success throughout his NBA career. As an eight-time NBA champion, he nearly has enough hardware to walk around with a ring on each finger.

Winning three championships as a player with the Chicago Bulls ('96, '97, '98), two more as a player with the San Antonio Spurs ('99, '03) and three as coach of the Golden State Warriors ('15, '17, '18), Kerr is one of the most decorated players/coaches in league history.

The Warriors' 111-107 win over the Boston Celtics on Friday night at TD Garden was Kerr's 400th career win as a head coach. He was asked after the game what the milestone meant to him.

"It means I'm incredibly lucky to coach a bunch of talented guys," Kerr told reporters postgame. "From my first game coaching in the NBA to now, I've had nothing but talented teams, and that's just good fortune. Love coaching these guys, love being part of all this with them and very lucky."

Kerr reached the 400-win milestone in the fifth-fewest games among NBA coaches. 

Having superstars such as Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green over the years certainly helps. 

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Kerr has a long way to go before reaching the top of the list, though. Currently, Kerr ranks 51st on the all-time coaching wins list. Former Warriors coach and NBA Hall of Famer Don Nelson owns the record with 1,335 wins.


Nevertheless, it was a historic night for Kerr, who made history three days after Curry made history of his own.

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