Stephen Douglas Kerr, popularly known as Steve Kerr has won a total of 8 NBA Championship Ring. 5 NBA Championship ring won as a player while playing for the Chicago Bulls and the San Antonio Spurs. While 3 NBA Championship ring were won as the head coach of the Golden State Warriors.
Steve Kerr is the only NBA player to win four straight NBA Championship ring after 1969. Steve Kerr holds the highest three-point percentage in the NBA history with 45.4% with at least 250 three-pointers made.
In 2004, Steve Kerr became a minority owner of the Phoenix Suns, part of the group lead by Robert Sarver that purchase the team in 2004. In 2007, the Phoenix Suns named Steve Kerr the team’s president of basketball operations and general manager and was one of the majority owners. However, Steve kerr announced that he was leaving the position in June 2010 and 4 years after that. Steve Kerr receives his head coach position with the Golden State Warriors.
In the 2015-16 season, Steve Kerr led the Golden State Warriors with an unprecedented 73 games, breaking the record for the most wins in an NBA season that was previously held by the Chicago Bulls.
1996 NBA Championship Ring as Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls won the series 4 games to 2. Michael Jordan was named NBA Finals MVP, his fourth time winning the award.
The Chicago Bulls was coming off a season where they lost in the second round of the playoffs to the Orlando Magic. Heading into the upcoming season, Chicago was no longer the same team as they were in their most recent championship season of 1993, having lost key members of their first three-peat core in John Paxson who retired, while Bill Cartwright, Horace Grant, B. J. Armstrong, Stacey King, Will Perdue, and Scott Williams left via free agency.
In their place was a new core of players such as Luc Longley, Toni Kukoč, Steve Kerr, Ron Harper, Jud Buechler, Bill Wennington and Randy Brown. But perhaps their biggest addition to the team was Dennis Rodman, a nine-year veteran who had been a rebounding champion for four straight years, and whose controversial lifestyle has been well-documented.
The result of this ensemble was perhaps the greatest regular season of any team in NBA history at the time, as the Bulls won a record-high 72 games, which would be broken by the Golden State Warriors in the 2015–16 season.
They continued to gain momentum in the playoffs, beginning with a sweep of the Miami Heat in the first round, followed by a five-game defeat of the New York Knicks in the second round. The conference finals were a rematch of the previous season’s series with the Orlando Magic, but it was a no-contest, as the Bulls swept the Magic to gain entry into the Finals. This was the first NBA Championship Ring won by Steve Kerr.
1997 NBA Championship Ring as Chicago Bulls
The Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz won a combined 133 regular season games, second most in Finals history. Until 2016, the 1997 NBA Finals was the last to feature teams that won a total of at least 130 regular season games.
The Chicago Bulls won the series 4 games to 2. For the fifth time in as many Finals appearances, Michael Jordan was named NBA Finals MVP. Steve Kerr winning his second NBA Championship ring this season.
Steve Kerr 1998 NBA Championship Ring as Chicago Bulls
The 1998 Finals garnered the highest Nielsen TV ratings in NBA history at 18.7, and even surpassed the Nielsen ratings for the 1998 World Series, marking the first time the NBA had a higher rating in its championship round than of Major League Baseball’s championship round. The Chicago Bulls headed into the series as the underdogs. The Chicago Bulls’ small forward Scottie Pippen stated, “It’s a different feeling. We’ve never been in this situation where we’ve sort of been written off. It’s a great feeling being the underdog because you want to go out now and prove everybody wrong
Steve Kerr averaged 3.8 points, 2.5 assist and 0.3 rebounds in 6 games in the 1998 NBA Finals.
Winning his 3rd NBA Championship Ring.
Steve Kerr 1999 Champion Ring as the San Antonio Spurs
Steve Kerr joined the San Antonio Spurs in 1998. Headed to the NBA finals in the 1999 season.
The 1999 NBA Finals was the championship round of the shortened 1989-1999 NBA season. The San Antonio Spurs took on the Eastern Conference champion New York Knicks for the title with the San Antonio Spurs holding home court advantage. The Spurs defeated the New York Knicks 4 games to 1 to win their first NBA Championship ring. This was Steve Kerr 4th NBA Championship Ring.
2003 Champion Ring as the San Antonio Spurs
The series was played under a best-of-seven format. The San Antonio Spurs defeated the New York Nets to win the series 4–2. The San Antonio Spurs’ forward Tim Duncan was named the Most Valuable Player of the championship series. Steve Kerr was the point guard for the San Antonio Spurs and this was the fifth NBA Championship ring and the last NBA Championship ring as a player of the NBA franchise.
2015 NBA Championship Ring as Golden State Warriors Head Coach
Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr has been named the Red Auerbach Trophy as the 2015-16 NBA Coach of the Year; the league announced today. Steve Kerr is the third coach in Warriors history to earn the honor, joining Don Nelson (1991-92) and Alex Hannum (1963-64).
Steve Kerr and assistant coach Luke Walton, who served as interim head coach while Kerr recovered from back surgery complications, led the Warriors to an NBA-record 73 regular-season wins in 2015-16 (73-9, .890), eclipsing the previous mark of 72 wins set by a 1995-96 Chicago Bulls squad that featured Kerr as a key reserve. The Golden State Warriors, who set a then-franchise-record with 67 wins in Kerr’s first season at the helm in 2014-15, saw a six-game improvement in the win column in 2015-16 and joined the Chicago Bulls as the only teams in NBA history to earn at least 65 wins in consecutive campaigns.
In addition to setting the single-season wins record, the Warriors established a new NBA-mark for single-season road wins with 34 and won their first 36 home games to give them an NBA-record 54-game regular-season home winning streak dating back to the 2014-15 season. Golden State Warriors became the first team in NBA history to go an entire regular season without losing consecutive games and the first to go an entire campaign without losing to the same team twice. Also, Steve Kerr winning the NBA Championship ring as the head coach of the Golden State Warriors.
2017 NBA Championship Ring as Golden State Warriors Head Coach
Steve Kerr returned from illness to coach from the sideline for the first time since April 19, 2017. In what was a high scoring affair for both teams, the Warriors held a slim three-point lead (67–64) at halftime and a four-point lead (86–82) past the midway point of the third quarter before outscoring the Cavs 35–17 through the middle of the fourth quarter. LeBron James led the Cavaliers with 29 points while grabbing 11 rebounds and dishing out 14 assists, and Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving added 27 and 19 points, respectively.
The Golden State Warriors swiped the Cleveland Cavaliers by 4-1 and winning their second NBA Championship. While Steve Kerr, won his second NBA Championship Ring as a head coach.
2018 NBA Championship Ring as Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr
Steve Kerr said that this season was his toughest year during his coaching career. They had typical team stuff that every team has. He thinks its more than that and it was the grind of doing it again. Everyone knows this but only a handful of teams have made the Finals four years in a row in the history of the league. There’s a lot of internal stuff that happens. As a coach you have to try to navigate, move forward and keep the train rolling.
However, Steve Kerr led the Golden State Warriors outrun the Cleveland Cavaliers by 4-0 with Kevin Durant named the NBA Finals MVP. Steve Ker won his 8th NBA Championship Ring and the 3rd NBA Championship ring as a head coach.