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.

Position Point Guard
Born 27 Sep 1965
Nationality United States United States
Nickname Ice
Team History
222 san antonio spurs San Antonio 2002 - 2003
227 portland trail blazers Portland 2001 - 2002
222 san antonio spurs San Antonio 1998 - 2001
207 chicago bulls Chicago 1993 - 1998
215 orlando magic Orlando 1992 - 1993
208 cleveland cavaliers Cleveland 1989 - 1992
232 phoenix suns Phoenix 1988 - 1989

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.

He eventually retired in 2003, however still holds the NBA record for the best 3 pointer scoring percentage and 3 point hitting accuracy. In his career, total of 910 games he averages at 6 points per game, 1.20 points per game, 1.8 assists per game and 0.52 steals per game.

After serving with the (TNT) Turner Network Television as a commentator from 2003 to 2007, Kerr took over the Phoenix suns as the team’s general manager. He became the head coach of the Golden State Warriors on May 14, 2014 until the present.

Career Accomplishments


  • Gold medalist, 1986 Spain FIBA World Championship
  • 5-time NBA champion (1996–1999, 2003)
  • NBA Three-Point Shootout champion (1997)
  • Second-team All-American – AP (1988)
  • Third-team All-American – NABC (1988)
  • 2-time First-team All-Pac-10 (1986, 1988)
  • No. 25 retired by the University of Arizona


  • 3-time NBA champion (2015, 2017, 2018)
  • NBA Coach of the Year (2016)
  • 2-time NBA All-Star Game head coach (2015, 2017)

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