By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Several years ago, Steve Kerr was close to accepting the New York Knicks head coaching job. He turned down Phil Jackson to accept the Golden State Warriors head coaching vacancy.
That was the right decision. Since Kerr has been named head coach, the Warriors have won NBA Championship in three of the four seasons.
He’s also been to the NBA Finals the past four seasons. The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Warriors in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals.
Now, the former NBA player and TNT broadcaster, now head coach is set to receive an extension from the Warriors. According to media reports, he will now be one of the highest-paid coaches in the league.
The 52-year-old is 265-63 in his four seasons as the Warriors head coach in 328 games. In his second season, Golden State broke the NBA’s all-time single-season record with 73 wins, breaking Kerr’s 72-win Bulls team.
This season, though, was the fewest amount of regular season wins, as the Warriors had to battle injuries to their big three. Besides the 58 win season this past campaign, along with 73 wins in 2015-16, he also had two 67-win seasons.
In the playoffs, Kerr is 63-20. This season, they went 16-5 in the playoffs, but their best playoff record was 16-1 during the 2016-17 season, tying the best playoff record in NBA history.
Kerr was named the NBA Coach of the Year in 2015-16. He’s also won the NBA Coach of the Month six times since being hired on May 19, 2014.
According to reports, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is the highest paid head coach in the league at $11 million. Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers and Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeaux both make $10 million per season.
Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle is the next highest-paid head coach at $7 million per season.
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