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Kerr says he doesn't think about legacy, loves coaching Dubs

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Steve Kerr won five NBA championships as a player. He already has won three as a head coach and is aiming for gold at the Tokyo Olympics. 

The question now is, what else is there to prove? But to Kerr, that really isn't the point. 

"I'm not searching for anything," Kerr said Monday to NBC Bay Area's Raj Mathai in an exclusive interview. "I love coaching, so I just do it. I don't think much about it. I don't think about legacy or what I'm trying to accomplish. I just love coming into [Chase Center] every day with the coaches, with the players, with the training staff, with Bob Myers and basketball ops. We're a big family. To be part of it and to have this opportunity to build a basketball team and coach them and to be part of this season where you're in this quest together, nothing else makes me happier career-wise.

"I'm gonna keep doing it as long as I'm enjoying it and as long as they want me to do it. ... I love living in the Bay, I love coaching and we'll all just see where it goes."

Kerr took over for Mark Jackson ahead of the 2014-15 season and found immediate success, leading the Warriors to 67 wins and their first title since 1975. They then broke the regular-season record of his old Chicago Bulls with 73 wins the next season, but fell short in the Finals. 

 
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All in all, Kerr led the Warriors to five straight Finals to begin his coaching career, coming away with three rings. Through seven seasons, he already has 376 regular-season wins and an extra 77 in the playoffs. 

Kerr signed a multi-year contract extension ahead of the 2018-19 season. Specifics aren't available, but it's clear he's here to stay. 

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