Warriors coach Steve Kerr became a head coach for the first time to start the 2014-15 NBA season. The Warriors promptly won the title giving Kerr his first NBA Championship ring as a head coach. He got another ring this week, as the Warriors won their second title in three years, dispatching their nemesis the Cleveland Cavaliers and avenging last year’s shocking loss. It was a tough season for Kerr if not the Warriors, as he has battled major health issues throughout, even missing much of the playoffs. But as usual, Kerr was there went it counted.
Those two coaching rings make seven rings in total for Kerr, who won three titles as Michael Jordan‘s kickout option with the Chicago Bulls and twice more with the San Antonio Spurs in a smaller role. Not everything is charmed for Kerr, however, and his side doesn’t always win — even if it often seems so. (Kerr’s remarkable story includes the assassination of his diplomat father in the Middle East when Kerr was still a boy.) Besides his health issues, Kerr’s side sustained a very tough loss — by his estimation — when Donald Trump won the presidency in November. Kerr ripped into Trump after the result (see below). Given this and Steph Curry’s comments about Trump, it seems the Warriors aren’t likely headed to the White House for the customary NBA champ visit.
Steve Kerr — “this is my rant” — for 2+ minutes on the presidential election: “Maybe we should’ve seen this coming” pic.twitter.com/MJOcSdXxHH
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 10, 2016