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Stephen Douglas Kerr (born September 27, 1965) is an American professional basketball coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the Golden State Warriors.[1] Kerr is a seven-time NBA champion, winning three with the Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
and two with the San Antonio Spurs as a player, as well as two with the Warriors as a head coach. Kerr has the highest career three-point percentage (45.4%) in NBA history for any player with at least 250 three-pointers made. He also held the NBA record for highest three-point percentage in a season at 52.4% until the record was broken by Kyle Korver
Kyle Korver
in 2010. On June 2, 2007, the Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
named Kerr the team's President of Basketball
Basketball
Operations and General Manager. Kerr helped Managing Partner Robert Sarver
Robert Sarver
buy the Suns in 2004 and became one of Sarver's trusted basketball advisors. Kerr announced his retirement from the Suns in June 2010. Afterwards, Kerr returned as a color commentator for NBA on TNT
NBA on TNT
until 2014, when he pursued a career in coaching. On May 14, 2014, the Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors
named Kerr the team's head coach. On April 4, 2015, with a win over the Dallas Mavericks, Kerr broke the NBA record for the most regular season wins for a rookie coach. The Warriors went on to win the 2015 NBA Finals, making Kerr the first rookie coach to win a championship since Pat Riley
Pat Riley
in the 1982 NBA Finals. On April 13, 2016, the Warriors broke the record for the most wins in an NBA season. The Warriors returned to the Finals for two straight years, losing in 2016 and winning again in 2017.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Collegiate career

2.1 College statistics

3 Professional career

3.1 Career beginnings 3.2 Chicago Bulls 3.3 San Antonio Spurs 3.4 Portland Trail Blazers 3.5 Return to the Spurs

4 Post-playing career

4.1 Television analyst 4.2 Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
front office

5 Head coaching career

5.1 Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors
(2014–present)

6 Personal life 7 Career statistics

7.1 NBA

7.1.1 Regular season 7.1.2 Playoffs

8 Coaching record 9 See also 10 References 11 External links

Early life Kerr was born in Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanon
to Malcolm H. Kerr, an American academic who specialized in the Middle East, and his wife, Ann (Zwicker).[2] He has three siblings.[3] His grandfather, Stanley Kerr, volunteered with the Near East Relief after the Armenian Genocide
Armenian Genocide
and rescued women and orphans in Aleppo
Aleppo
and Marash before eventually settling in Beirut.[4] Kerr spent much of his childhood in Lebanon
Lebanon
and other Middle Eastern countries. He attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the American Community School in Beirut, Lebanon, and Palisades High School (now Palisades Charter High School) in Los Angeles. His 52-year-old father Malcolm was murdered by the Islamic Jihad (later, elements of Islamic Jihad formed Hezbollah) on the morning of January 18, 1984, while he was serving as president of the American University of Beirut.[5][6][7][8] His father was shot twice in the back of his head, by gunmen using silencer-equipped handguns, in the hallway outside his office.[3][6][7][8] Kerr was 18 years old at the time, and a college freshman;[5] regarding his father's death, he has said: "Before my father was killed, my life was impenetrable. Bad things happened to other people."[2] The Kerr family sued the Iranian government under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996.[9] While warming up for a game at Arizona State in 1988, Kerr had to deal with a number of fans in the crowd chanting "PLO" and "your father's history".[10][11] Though teary-eyed, Kerr scored 20 points in the first half, making all six of his 3-point attempts.[11] The athletic director of Arizona State, Charles Harris, sent a letter of apology to Kerr a few days later.[12] Kerr graduated from the University of Arizona
University of Arizona
in 1988 with a Bachelor of General Studies, with emphasis on history, sociology and English.[13][14] Collegiate career Minimally recruited out of high school, Kerr played basketball for the University of Arizona
University of Arizona
from 1983 to 1988. In the summer of 1986, Kerr was named to the USA Basketball
Basketball
team that competed in the FIBA World Championship in Spain. The team was the last American Men's Senior Team composed strictly of amateur players to capture a gold medal. He injured his knee in the tournament, forcing him to miss an entire season (1986–87) at Arizona. After returning to the team, Kerr became a fan favorite due to his leadership and long-range shooting. He helped the Wildcats reach the Final Four of the NCAA Division I basketball tournament in 1988, along with future NBA teammate Sean Elliott, future NBA journeyman Tom Tolbert, and future MLB All-Star Kenny Lofton. He also set an NCAA record for 3-point percentage in a season (114–199, 57.3%). College statistics

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

1983–84 Arizona 28 ... 22.6 .516 ... .692 1.2 1.3 0.3 0.0 7.1

1984–85 Arizona 31 ... 33.4 .568 ... .803 2.4 4.0 0.6 0.1 10.0

1985–86 Arizona 32 ... 38.4 .540 ... .899 3.2 4.2 1.6 0.0 14.4

1986–87 Arizona Redshirted—Did not play

1987–88 Arizona 38 ... 32.6 .559 .573 .824 2.0 3.9 1.2 0.1 12.6

Career[15] ... 129 ... 32.1 .548 .573 .815 2.2 3.4 1.0 0.1 11.2

Professional career Career beginnings Kerr was selected by the Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
in the second round of the 1988 NBA draft. He was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers
in 1989. He spent over three seasons (1989–92) there and then part of the 1992–93 season with the Orlando Magic. Chicago Bulls In 1993, he signed with the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls made the playoffs in the 1993–94 and 1994–95 seasons, but without Michael Jordan's presence for all of 1994 and much of 1995, the team could not advance to the Finals. However, with Jordan back full-time for the 1995–96 season, the Bulls set a then NBA-record of 72–10 and defeated the Seattle SuperSonics
Seattle SuperSonics
in the 1996 NBA Finals. Kerr played a major part of the Bulls' championship victory in the 1997 NBA Finals
1997 NBA Finals
against the Utah Jazz. In the final seconds of Game 6 with the score tied at 86, he took a pass from Jordan and hit the title-winner. The Bulls won, earning the franchise's fifth title. Kerr also won the 3-Point Shootout at the 1997 All-Star Game. In the last minute of Game 2 of the 1998 NBA Finals against Utah, Kerr missed a 3-pointer, grabbed his own rebound and made a pass to Michael Jordan who made a crucial three-point play, putting them in the lead for good. The play helped Chicago win the game and tie the series at 1. The Bulls won the series in 6 games. San Antonio Spurs In January 1999, Kerr was acquired by the San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
in a sign-and-trade deal with the Bulls, whereby Chuck Person
Chuck Person
and a first-round pick in the 2000 NBA draft
NBA draft
was sent to Chicago.[16] The Spurs reached 1999 NBA Finals
1999 NBA Finals
and won their first NBA Championship with a 4–1 series victory over the New York Knicks. Kerr became one of two players to win four straight NBA titles without being a part of the 1960s Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
dynasty—the other being Frank Saul, who won four straight with Rochester and Minneapolis from 1951–54.[17] Kerr and Saul are also the only two players in NBA history to have won two championships with two different teams in consecutive seasons.[18] Portland Trail Blazers Kerr was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers
Portland Trail Blazers
alongside Derek Anderson on July 24, 2001, in a deal that brought Steve Smith to the Spurs. He would remain in Portland for the 2001–02 season, playing in 65 games. Return to the Spurs After his brief stint in Portland, he was traded back to San Antonio, along with Erick Barkley and a 2003 2nd-round pick, in exchange for Charles Smith, Amal McCaskill, and Antonio Daniels
Antonio Daniels
on August 2, 2002. He supported the Spurs from the bench in nearly every game (75) the following year, in what would be his final season in the league.[19] In Game 6 of the 2003 Western Conference Finals against the Dallas Mavericks, Kerr made four second-half three-pointers that helped eliminate Dallas. The Spurs eventually won the NBA championship by beating the New Jersey Nets
New Jersey Nets
in the 2003 NBA Finals, 4–2. Kerr announced his retirement after the 2003 NBA Finals. He played 910 regular-season games but started only 30 of them, 20 of those games coming in the 1991–92 season. His career totals are: 5,437 points (6 ppg), 1,060 rebounds (1.2 rpg), and 1,658 assists (1.8 apg). He also retired as the league's all-time leader in three-point shooting percentage for a season (.524 in 1994–95) and career (.454). Post-playing career Television analyst

Kerr in 2013

In 2003, Kerr became a broadcast analyst for Turner Network Television (TNT), offering commentary alongside renowned analyst Marv Albert. During his tenure he performed a segment sponsored by Coors Light called Steve's Refreshing Thoughts in which he brought up interesting facts in NBA history. This segment continued through sponsorship, and became known as Steve Wonders, sponsored by Sprint. In the same time period, Kerr also contributed to Yahoo!
Yahoo!
as an NBA commentator. He has provided his voice for the in-game commentary of EA Sports video games NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07, NBA Live 08, NBA Live 09 and NBA Live 10 with Albert. He has also provided his voice as a color analyst for NBA 2K12, NBA 2K13, NBA 2K14
NBA 2K14
and NBA 2K15. He remains a commentator in NBA 2K15
NBA 2K15
despite becoming the Golden State Warriors coach for the 2014–15 season several months prior to the game's release. Kerr left broadcasting in 2007 to work as a general manager for the Phoenix Suns, but it was confirmed on June 28, 2010 that he would return as an NBA analyst for TNT starting with the 2010–11 NBA season. Since 2011, Kerr has also called the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball
Basketball
Championship on Turner Sports and CBS, teaming up with lead broadcasters Jim Nantz
Jim Nantz
and Clark Kellogg
Clark Kellogg
for the First Four and Final Four games, and with Albert in other rounds. Kerr was a regular contributor to the website Grantland
Grantland
from 2011 until it closed in 2015. Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
front office On April 15, 2004, Kerr was announced as a member of a potential group of buyers that would acquire his old team, the Suns, from Jerry Colangelo for $300 million. He became part of Suns management, acting as a consultant.[20][21] During the 2006 NBA All-Star Weekend, he was a member of the San Antonio team that won the Shooting Stars Competition.[22] On June 2, 2007, Kerr announced his departure from his broadcasting position at TNT and his commentating position at Yahoo!
Yahoo!
to assume duties as the general manager of the Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
beginning with the 2007–2008 season. On February 6, 2008, reports surfaced that Kerr was planning to trade Suns forward Shawn Marion
Shawn Marion
and guard Marcus Banks to the Miami Heat in exchange for Shaquille O'Neal, which he did. The Suns were eliminated by the San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
in five games in the first round of the playoffs.

Kerr in 2008

On December 10, 2008, Kerr continued to remake the Suns roster by trading away Boris Diaw, Raja Bell, and Sean Singletary to the Charlotte Bobcats
Charlotte Bobcats
in exchange for Jason Richardson, Jared Dudley, and the Bobcats' 2010 second-round draft pick, which was used to draft Gani Lawal
Gani Lawal
of Georgia Tech.[23] On June 25, 2009, Kerr traded O'Neal to the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers
for Ben Wallace, Sasha Pavlovic, a future second-round draft pick and cash. On May 5, 2010, the Suns wore Los Suns jerseys in Game 2 against the Spurs to be united against the controversial Arizona immigration law. Kerr himself compared the law to Nazi Germany.[24] On June 15, 2010, Kerr stepped down as president and general manager of the Suns, but still owned a 1% share of the Suns' organization that he kept until 2014.[citation needed] Head coaching career Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors
(2014–present) On May 14, 2014, Kerr reached an agreement to become the head coach for the Golden State Warriors, succeeding Mark Jackson.[25][26] Kerr coached in the 2014 Summer League for the Warriors. During the 2014–15 season, the team's offense employed elements of the triangle offense from his playing days in Chicago under Phil Jackson, the spacing and pace of Gregg Popovich
Gregg Popovich
in San Antonio, and the uptempo principles Alvin Gentry
Alvin Gentry
used in Phoenix when Kerr was the GM.[27] After the Warriors beat the Houston Rockets
Houston Rockets
to win their 14th consecutive game, Kerr became the first coach to start his career with a 19–2 record.[28] This beat out Al Cervi and his 18–2 start with the Syracuse Nationals. On December 10, 2014, Kerr became the first NBA rookie head coach to win 21 of his first 23 games.[29] He 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.[30] On April 4, the Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks 123–110 to clinch home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, and Kerr got his 63rd win of the season to become the highest winning rookie head coach in NBA history, passing Tom Thibodeau
Tom Thibodeau
and his 62 wins with the Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
in the 2010–11 season. In the NBA Coach of the Year voting, Kerr was runner-up to Mike Budenholzer. The Warriors ultimately finished with one of the best regular seasons in NBA history, and the greatest in the team's 69-year history. Golden State ended with an overall record of 67–15, becoming the 10th team to win 67 or more games in a single season. It was the first time the Warriors had ever won as many as 60 games in a season; their previous high was 59 in the 1975–76 season. The Warriors also ended with a 39–2 home record, which is tied for the second best home record in NBA history. The Warriors were first in defensive efficiency for the season and second in offensive efficiency, barely missing the mark that the Julius Erving–led Sixers achieved by being first in both offensive and defensive efficiency. They became the first team in NBA history to have two win streaks over 15 at home (18 and 19). In the opening round of the playoffs against the New Orleans Pelicans, Kerr led the Warriors to their first four-game playoff sweep since the 1975 NBA Finals. Afterwards, the team surpassed the Memphis Grizzlies (4–2, in the second round). Down 2–1 in the series, Kerr made an unconventional adjustment in Game 4 to leave the Grizzlies' Tony Allen open and have his defender, center Andrew Bogut, guard the interior. His strategy was lauded after Allen, Memphis' best wing defender, was benched and limited to 16 minutes after missing wide open shots.[31][32][33] The Warriors then defeated the Houston Rockets (4–1, in the Western Conference Finals), making the NBA Finals
NBA Finals
for the first time in 40 years. The Warriors faced the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers
in the Finals. Kerr and rival coach David Blatt
David Blatt
were both in their first season as NBA head coaches, and this was the first time a pair of rookie head coaches faced each other in the NBA Finals
NBA Finals
since the NBA's first year of existence, in 1947 with Eddie Gottlieb
Eddie Gottlieb
of the Philadelphia Warriors and Harold Olsen of the Chicago Stags
Chicago Stags
competing.[34] After the Warriors went down 2–1 to Cleveland, Kerr started swingman Andre Iguodala in place of Bogut, jump-starting their stagnant offense for a 103–82 road win that evened the series. It was Iguodala's first start of the season, and the small unit came to be known as the Death Lineup. After the game, Kerr admitted to lying to the press in response to pregame questions about potential changes to his starting lineup.[35] The Warriors went on to win the championship in six games, defeating the Cavaliers, 4–2, in the series, to give Kerr his sixth championship and first as a head coach. After the first two days of the defending champion Warriors' training camp, Kerr took an indefinite leave of absence to rehabilitate his back, which had caused problems since the 2015 NBA Finals.[36] Around this time, assistant coach Luke Walton
Luke Walton
assumed Kerr's coaching duties. Kerr missed all of 2015 and most of January 2016, although technically the NBA credited Walton's win-loss record to Kerr.[37] Kerr said "I think it's ridiculous", when asked about getting all of Walton's wins.[38] On January 22, 2016, Kerr returned to coaching after missing 43 games, but warned he might need to miss games occasionally if there was a recurrence of the headaches and pain related to the spinal fluid leak that sidelined him. The Warriors went 39–4 with interim coach Luke Walton.[39] The Warriors went 34-5 after Kerr returned to coaching. Golden State broke the 1995–96 Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
72–10 record by winning 73 games.[40] Kerr became the first person in NBA history to be a part of 70-win teams as a player and head coach. He was named 2015–16 NBA Coach of the Year.[41] Kerr would lead the Warriors to the 2016 NBA Finals
NBA Finals
where they would again face the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors lost in seven games. On November 20, 2016, the NBA announced that Kerr had been fined $25,000 for public criticism of officiating during a radio interview with KNBR
KNBR
680 on November 17.[42] Kerr missed time during the 2017 NBA playoffs due to recurring back issues.[43] He returned for the 2017 NBA Finals
NBA Finals
where he led the Warriors to victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games. Kerr is the fourth coach in NBA history to win two championships in his first three seasons of coaching. Kerr is third on the 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. Personal life He married Margot Kerr, his college sweetheart, in 1990. The couple has three children: Nick, Maddy and Matthew.[44] Since the conclusion of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Kerr has been critical of Donald Trump
Donald Trump
and his surprising election victory. In an interview following the election, Kerr voiced the opinion that Trump's rise to power was based on insults against women and minorities. He compared Trump's campaign performances and the crude responses of his supporters to The Jerry Springer Show. Although he expressed hope that Trump would be a good president, he made clear his "disgust" with Trump's disrespectful public discourse and his disappointment with the election results.[45] Career statistics

Legend

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game

 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw
Free throw
percentage

 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game

 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

* Led league

† Denotes seasons in which Kerr won an NBA championship

NBA record

NBA Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

1988–89 Phoenix 26 0 6.0 .435 .471 .667 .7 .9 .3 .0 2.1

1989–90 Cleveland 78 5 21.3 .444 .507* .863 1.3 3.2 .6 .1 6.7

1990–91 Cleveland 57 4 15.9 .444 .452 .849 .6 2.3 .5 .1 4.8

1991–92 Cleveland 48 20 17.6 .511 .432 .833 1.6 2.3 .6 .2 6.6

1992–93 Cleveland 5 0 8.2 .500 .000 1.000 1.4 2.2 .4 .0 2.4

1992–93 Orlando 47 0 9.4 .429 .250 .909 .8 1.3 .2 .0 2.6

1993–94 Chicago 82 0 24.8 .497 .419 .856 1.6 2.6 .9 .0 8.6

1994–95 Chicago 82 0 22.4 .527 .524* .778 1.5 1.8 .5 .0 8.2

1995–96† Chicago 82 0 23.4 .506 .515 .929 1.3 2.3 .8 .0 8.4

1996–97† Chicago 82 0 22.7 .533 .464 .806 1.6 2.1 .8 .0 8.1

1997–98† Chicago 50 0 22.4 .454 .438 .918 1.5 1.9 .5 .1 7.5

1998–99† San Antonio 44 0 16.7 .391 .313 .886 1.0 1.1 .5 .1 4.4

1999–00 San Antonio 32 0 8.4 .432 .516 .818 .6 .4 .1 .0 2.8

2000–01 San Antonio 55 1 11.8 .421 .429 .933 .6 1.0 .3 .0 3.3

2001–02 Portland 65 0 11.9 .470 .394 .975 .9 1.0 .2 .0 4.1

2002–03† San Antonio 75 0 12.7 .430 .395 .882 .8 .9 .4 .0 4.0

Career[15] 910 30 17.8 .479 .454 .864 1.2 1.8 .5 .1 6.0

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

1990 Cleveland 5 0 14.6 .286 .000 .000 1.2 2.0 .8 .0 1.6

1992 Cleveland 12 3 12.4 .439 .273 1.000 .5 .8 .4 .0 3.7

1994 Chicago 10 0 18.6 .361 .375 1.000 1.4 1.0 .7 .0 3.5

1995 Chicago 10 0 19.3 .475 .421 1.000 .6 1.5 .1 .0 5.1

1996† Chicago 18 0 19.8 .448 .321 .871 1.0 1.7 .8 .0 6.1

1997† Chicago 19 0 17.9 .429 .381 .929 .9 1.1 .9 .1 5.1

1998† Chicago 21 0 19.8 .434 .463 .818 .8 1.7 .3 .0 4.9

1999† San Antonio 11 0 8.8 .267 .231 .833 .8 .7 .2 .0 2.2

2001 San Antonio 9 0 11.2 .480 .333 .500 1.0 .7 .4 .1 3.3

2002 Portland 3 0 13.0 .429 .250 1.000 1.3 1.7 .3 .0 6.3

2003† San Antonio 10 0 4.6 .636 .833 .750 .3 .6 .1 .0 2.2

Career[15] 128 3 15.6 .426 .370 .876 .9 1.2 .5 .0 4.3

Coaching record

Legend

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %

Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %

NBA record

Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result

Golden State 2014–15 82 67 15 .817 1st in Pacific 21 16 5 .762 Won NBA Championship

Golden State 2015–16 82 73 9 .890 1st in Pacific 24 15 9 .625 Lost in NBA Finals

Golden State 2016–17 82 67 15 .817 1st in Pacific 17 16 1 .941 Won NBA Championship

Career 246 207 39 .841

62 47 15 .758

See also

National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
portal Biography portal

List of NBA players with most championships

References

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Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors
current roster

0 McCaw 1 McGee 2 Bell 3 West 4 Cook (TW) 5 Looney 6 Young 9 Iguodala 11 Thompson 15 Jones 18 Casspi 23 Green 25 Boucher (TW) 27 Pachulia 30 Curry 34 Livingston 35 Durant

Head coach: Kerr Assistant coaches: Adams Brown DeMarco Collins Fraser Green

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Current head coaches of the National Basketball
Basketball
Association

Eastern Conference

Atlantic

Brad Stevens
Brad Stevens
(Boston Celtics) Kenny Atkinson (Brooklyn Nets) Jeff Hornacek
Jeff Hornacek
(New York Knicks) Brett Brown
Brett Brown
(Philadelphia 76ers) Dwane Casey
Dwane Casey
(Toronto Raptors)

Central

Fred Hoiberg
Fred Hoiberg
(Chicago Bulls) Tyronn Lue
Tyronn Lue
(Cleveland Cavaliers) Stan Van Gundy
Stan Van Gundy
(Detroit Pistons) Nate McMillan
Nate McMillan
(Indiana Pacers) Joe Prunty (Milwaukee Bucks)

Southeast

Mike Budenholzer
Mike Budenholzer
(Atlanta Hawks) Steve Clifford
Steve Clifford
(Charlotte Hornets) Erik Spoelstra
Erik Spoelstra
(Miami Heat) Frank Vogel
Frank Vogel
(Orlando Magic) Scott Brooks
Scott Brooks
(Washington Wizards)

Western Conference

Northwest

Michael Malone (Denver Nuggets) Tom Thibodeau
Tom Thibodeau
(Minnesota Timberwolves) Billy Donovan
Billy Donovan
(Oklahoma City Thunder) Terry Stotts
Terry Stotts
(Portland Trail Blazers) Quin Snyder
Quin Snyder
(Utah Jazz)

Pacific

Steve Kerr
Steve Kerr
(Golden State Warriors) Doc Rivers
Doc Rivers
( Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Clippers) Luke Walton
Luke Walton
( Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Lakers) Jay Triano
Jay Triano
(Phoenix Suns) Dave Joerger
Dave Joerger
(Sacramento Kings)

Southwest

Rick Carlisle
Rick Carlisle
(Dallas Mavericks) Mike D'Antoni
Mike D'Antoni
(Houston Rockets) J. B. Bickerstaff (Memphis Grizzlies) Alvin Gentry
Alvin Gentry
(New Orleans Pelicans) Gregg Popovich
Gregg Popovich
(San Antonio Spurs)

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Phoenix Suns
General Manager 2007–2010 Succeeded by Lance Blanks

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Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors
head coaches

Eddie Gottlieb
Eddie Gottlieb
(1946–1955) George Senesky (1955–1958) Al Cervi (1958–1959) Neil Johnston (1959–1961) Frank McGuire (1961–1962) Bob Feerick (1962–1963) Alex Hannum
Alex Hannum
(1963–1966) Bill Sharman
Bill Sharman
(1966–1968) George Lee (1968–1970) Al Attles
Al Attles
(1970–1980) Johnny Bach # (1980) Al Attles
Al Attles
(1980–1983) Johnny Bach (1983–1986) George Karl
George Karl
(1986–1988) Ed Gregory # (1988) Don Nelson
Don Nelson
(1988–1995) Bob Lanier # (1995) Rick Adelman
Rick Adelman
(1995–1997) P. J. Carlesimo (1997–1999) Garry St. Jean
Garry St. Jean
# (1999–2000) Dave Cowens
Dave Cowens
(2000–2001) Brian Winters # (2001–2002) Eric Musselman (2002–2004) Mike Montgomery
Mike Montgomery
(2004–2006) Don Nelson
Don Nelson
(2006–2010) Keith Smart
Keith Smart
(2010–2011) Mark Jackson (2011–2014) Steve Kerr
Steve Kerr
(2014– )

(#) denotes interim head coach.

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United States squad – 1986 FIBA World Championship
FIBA World Championship
– Gold medal

4 Amaker 5 Bogues 6 Elliott 7 Gilliam 8 Hammonds 9 Kerr 10 McKey 11 Robinson 12 Seikaly 13 Shaw 14 C. Smith 15 K. Smith Coach: Olson

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United States men's basketball squad – 1986 Goodwill Games – Gold medal

4 Amaker 5 Bogues 6 Elliott 7 Gilliam 8 Hammonds 9 Kerr 10 McKey 11 Robinson 12 Seikaly 13 Shaw 14 C. Smith 15 K. Smith Coach: Olson

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1988 NBA Draft

First round

Danny Manning Rik Smits Charles Smith Chris Morris Mitch Richmond Hersey Hawkins Tim Perry Rex Chapman Rony Seikaly Willie Anderson Will Perdue Harvey Grant Jeff Grayer Dan Majerle Gary Grant Derrick Chievous Eric Leckner Ricky Berry Rod Strickland Kevin Edwards Mark Bryant Randolph Keys Jerome Lane Brian Shaw David Rivers

Second round

Rolando Ferreira Shelton Jones Andrew Lang Vinny Del Negro Fennis Dembo Everette Stephens Charles Shackleford Grant Long Tom Tolbert Sylvester Gray Ledell Eackles Greg Butler Dean Garrett Tito Horford Orlando Graham Keith Smart Jeff Moe Todd Mitchell Anthony Taylor Tom Garrick Morlon Wiley Vernon Maxwell Micheal Williams José Vargas Steve Kerr

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Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
1995–96 NBA champions

0 Brown 7 Kukoč 9 Harper 13 Longley 22 Salley 23 Jordan (Finals MVP) 25 Kerr 30 Buechler 33 Pippen 34 Wennington 53 Edwards 91 Rodman

Head coach Jackson

Assistant coaches Winter Rodgers Cleamons Paxson

Regular season Playoffs

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Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
1996–97 NBA champions

00 Parish 1 Brown 7 Kukoč 9 Harper 13 Longley 18 Dele 23 Jordan (Finals MVP) 25 Kerr 30 Buechler 33 Pippen 34 Wennington 35 Caffey 91 Rodman

Head coach Phil Jackson

Assistant coaches Winter Cartwright Rodgers Hamblen

Regular season Playoffs

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Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
1997–98 NBA champions

1 Brown 7 Kukoč 8 Simpkins 9 Harper 13 Longley 23 Jordan (Finals MVP) 24 Burrell 25 Kerr 30 Buechler 33 Pippen 34 Wennington 91 Rodman

Head coach Jackson

Assistant coaches Winter Cartwright Rodgers Hamblen

Regular season Playoffs

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San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
1998–99 NBA champions

2 Jackson 4 Kerr 6 Johnson 10 Gaze 11 Williams 17 Elie 21 Duncan (Finals MVP) 25 Kersey 31 Rose 32 Elliott 33 Daniels 41 Perdue 50 Robinson 54 King

Head coach Popovich

Assistant coaches Budenholzer Egan Pressey

Regular season Playoffs

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San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
2002–03 NBA champions

3 Jackson 8 Smith 9 Parker 10 Claxton 12 Bowen 20 Ginóbili 21 Duncan (Finals MVP) 25 Kerr 31 Rose 34 Bateer 35 Ferry 42 Willis 50 Robinson

Head coach Gregg Popovich

Assistant coaches Carlesimo Brown Budenholzer Prunty

Regular season Playoffs

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Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors
2014–15 NBA champions

4 Rush 5 Speights 7 Holiday 9 Iguodala (Finals MVP) 10 Lee 11 Thompson 12 Bogut 19 Barbosa 20 McAdoo 23 Green 30 Curry 31 Ezeli 34 Livingston 40 Barnes

Head coach Kerr

Assistant coaches Adams Collins Fraser Gentry Walton

Regular season Playoffs

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Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors
2016–17 NBA champions

0 McCaw 1 McGee 3 West 5 Looney 9 Iguodala 11 Thompson 15 Jones 20 McAdoo 21 Clark 22 Barnes 23 Green 27 Pachulia 30 Curry 34 Livingston 35 Durant (Finals MVP)

Head coach Kerr

Assistant coaches Adams Brown Collins Fraser Green

Regular season Playoffs

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Phoenix Suns

Founded in 1968 Based in Phoenix, Arizona

Franchise

Franchise Expansion Draft History Draft history All-time roster Head coaches Seasons Records Current season

Arenas

Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum Talking Stick Resort Arena

General managers

J. Colangelo B. Colangelo D'Antoni Kerr Blanks McDonough

G League affiliate

Northern Arizona Suns

Culture & lore

The Suns Gorilla The Shot 'Heard' Round the World 07 Seconds or Less STAT The Matrix Sir Charles Nashty The Greyhound Thunder Dan Shazam Oklahoma Kid Original Sun Hawk

Rivals

San Antonio Spurs

Ring of Honor & Retired numbers

5 6 7 9 13 24 33 34 42 44 Jerry Colangelo Cotton Fitzsimmons John MacLeod Al McCoy Joe Proski

Hall of Famers

Charles Barkley Jerry Colangelo Gail Goodrich Connie Hawkins Grant Hill
Grant Hill
(To be inducted in September 2018) Dennis Johnson Gus Johnson Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd
(To be inducted in September 2018) Ann Meyers Steve Nash
Steve Nash
(To be inducted in September 2018) Shaquille O'Neal Pat Riley Charlie Scott
Charlie Scott
(To be inducted in September 2018) Rick Welts (To be inducted in September 2018)

Key personnel

Owner Robert Sarver President & CEO Jason Rowley General Manager & President of Basketball
Basketball
Operations Ryan McDonough Vice President of Basketball
Basketball
Operations James Jones Director of Player Personnel Mark West Head Coach Jay Triano
Jay Triano
(interim) Voice of the Suns Al McCoy

Western Conference Championships (2)

1976 1993

Pacific Division Championships (6)

1981 1993 1995 2005 2006 2007

Media

TV FS Arizona Radio Arizona Sports Announcers Tom Leander Tom Chambers Kevin Ray Eddie Johnson Al McCoy Tim Kempton Ann Meyers Casey Jacobsen Jon Bloom

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Three-Point Contest
Three-Point Contest
winners

1986: Bird 1987: Bird 1988: Bird 1989: Ellis 1990: Hodges 1991: Hodges 1992: Hodges 1993: Price 1994: Price 1995: Rice 1996: Legler 1997: Kerr 1998: Hornacek 2000: Hornacek 2001: Allen 2002: Stojaković 2003: Stojaković 2004: Lenard 2005: Richardson 2006: Nowitzki 2007: Kapono 2008: Kapono 2009: Cook 2010: Pierce 2011: Jones 2012: Love 2013: Irving 2014: Belinelli 2015: Curry 2016: Thompson 2017: Gordon 2018: Booker

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NBA Coach of the Year
NBA Coach of the Year
Award

1963: Gallatin 1964: Hannum 1965: Auerbach 1966: Schayes 1967: J. Kerr 1968: Guerin 1969: Shue 1970: Holzman 1971: Motta 1972: Sharman 1973: Heinsohn 1974: R. Scott 1975: P. Johnson 1976: Fitch 1977: Nissalke 1978: H. Brown 1979: Fitzsimmons 1980: Fitch 1981: McKinney 1982: Shue 1983: Nelson 1984: Layden 1985: Nelson 1986: Fratello 1987: Schuler 1988: Moe 1989: Fitzsimmons 1990: Riley 1991: Chaney 1992: Nelson 1993: Riley 1994: Wilkens 1995: Harris 1996: Jackson 1997: Riley 1998: Bird 1999: Dunleavy 2000: Rivers 2001: L. Brown 2002: Carlisle 2003: Popovich 2004: H. Brown 2005: D'Antoni 2006: A. Johnson 2007: Mitchell 2008: B. Scott 2009: M. Brown 2010: Brooks 2011: Thibodeau 2012: Popovich 2013: Karl 2014: Popovich 2015: Budenholzer 2016: S. Kerr 2017: D'Antoni

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Commentators

Play-by-play

Marv Albert Brian Anderson Gary Bender Tim Brando Mike Breen Kevin Calabro Skip Caray Matt Devlin Jim Durham Kevin Harlan Jim Huber Verne Lundquist Bob Neal Mel Proctor Dick Stockton Pete Van Wieren

Color commentators

Danny Ainge Brent Barry Rick Barry Hubie Brown P. J. Carlesimo Rex Chapman Doug Collins Chuck Daly Mike Dunleavy Sr. Mike Fratello Jack Givens Grant Hill Steve Kerr Kevin McHale Reggie Miller Doc Rivers Steve Smith John Thompson Jeff Van Gundy Dick Versace Chris Webber

Sideline reporters

David Aldridge Rosalyn Gold-Onwude Lewis Johnson Allie LaForce Kristen Ledlow Cheryl Miller Pam Oliver Craig Sager Marty Snider Tracy Wolfson

Studio hosts

Vince Cellini Marc Fein Ernie Johnson Jr. Bob Lorenz Casey Stern Matt Winer

Studio analysts

Charles Barkley Magic Johnson Lisa Leslie Kevin McHale Shaquille O'Neal Gary Payton Kenny Smith Reggie Theus Isiah Thomas

NBA Drafts

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

All-Star Game

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

Lore

Music Christmas Day NBA outdoor games Disputed foul against Scottie Pippen

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