Stephen Douglas Kerr was a point guard playing professional basketball with the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA until he retired in 2003. Kerr is an eight-time NBA Champion. He is currently the head coach of the Golden State Warriors.
His childhood was mostly spent in Lebanon and Arab countries where his father Malcolm Kerr was an academic and president of the American University of Beirut. He suffered from a terrible loss as his father was assassinated in 1986 while he was in college.
Kerr, who did his college from the University of Arizona, played for the college basketball team from 1983 to 1988. In 1986, Kerr was selected for the National Basketball team to compete for the FIBA World Championships that were held in Spain. The team went on to win the gold medal.
In 1988, Kerr was drafted by the Phoenix Suns and later in 1989 sold to the Cleveland Cavaliers. In 1992, he was shifted to the Orlando Magic and in 1993, selected by the Chicago Bulls. After the short terms that he spent with his previous teams, Kerr played with the bulls from 1993 to 1996 and led the team that won the 1996 NBA Championships.
Kerr played a key role in the Bull’s Championship wins in 1997 and the 1998 finals. In 1998, Kerr was bought over by the San Antonio Spurs. In 1999, when the Spurs won their first NBA Championship, Kerr won his fourth consecutive Championship ring. In 2003, Kerr yet again led the Spurs to another Championship win.