When it comes to basketball, Steve Kerr has done it all. There isn’t a single person in history who boasts the same resume. What he’s accomplished as a basketball player, broadcast analyst, general manager, and as the head coach of the Golden State Warriors is truly legendary and will never be duplicated.
For over 30 years, Kerr has been a notable figure in the game. He was never the headlining superstar by any means, but he’s always seemed to find a role in the best teams and biggest moments in NBA history.
The money certainly followed his success, too.
Steve Kerr’s Playing Career
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Stephen Douglas Kerr is the son of Malcolm H. Kerr, the former president of the American University of Beirut who was killed by a gunmen in 1984. Kerr attended several schools in Middle Eastern countries, including Cairo American College in Egypt and American Community School in Beruit, before graduating from Palisades High School in Los Angeles.
After high school, Kerr attended the University of Arizona, played in the 1996 FIBA World Championships with Team USA, and set an NCAA Division I record for best 3-point field goal percentage in a season with an insane 57.3 percent as a senior. He was ultimately a second round pick (No. 50) in the 1998 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns.
Kerr played for the Suns as a rookie, Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic before finding a big-time role with the Chicago Bulls, where he won his first three NBA championships alongside Michael Jordan, and the 3-Point Shootout at the 1997 NBA All-Star Game.
Once the Bulls dynasty broke up, Kerr won two more titles with the San Antonio Spurs. He also played for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Kerr averaged just 6.0 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists during this career, but he won five NBA titles and his career was far from over.
Steve Kerr’s Broadcasting and Front Office Career
Once Steve Kerr retired as a professional basketball player in 2003, he was hired by Turner Network Television (TNT) where he worked alongside Marv Albert for a few seasons.
In the middle of his broadcasting career, Kerr became the general manager of the Phoenix Suns until the end of the 2010 season.
Kerr ultimately returned to broadcasting and was regularly found on the country’s biggest games, including the Final Four. His voice is also featured on video games such as NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07, NBA Live 08, NBA Live 09, NBA Live 10, NBA 2K12, NBA 2K13, NBA 2K14, and NBA 2K15.
He left the broadcasting booth to take on a new role as a basketball coach.
Steve Kerr’s Coaching Career
As if his career wasn’t already solidified with making a big shot in the 1997 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz and becoming a prominent broadcaster, Kerr took on the challenge to lead the Warriors’ basketball team and create one of the greatest dynasties in NBA history.
Kerr was the 2016 NBA Coach of the Year after Golden State won a record 73 games, and he won three more championships with the franchise.
Needless to say, the 54-year-old Kerr is a natural at leading big-time talent.
Steve Kerr Net Worth and Personal Life
Steve Kerr, who has a general studies degree from Arizona, married his college sweetheart, Margot Kerr, and the couple of three children: Nick Kerr, Madeleine Kerr, and Matthew Kerr.
As of 2020, Kerr’s salary is $5 million per year, and his net worth is estimated around $18 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.