The Warrior’s KERR

Steve Kerr told Phil Jackson and the Knicks “No Thank you.”  Kerr decided to take the head coaching job with the Golden State Warriors.  The Zen Master had started courting his former player from the Bulls days it seemed right away.  It was like Kerr had the job in the bag and then Mark Jackson was fired.

That’s when the Warriors set their eyes on Kerr and well Kerr stared back.

I know folks have been saying that Steve Kerr doesn’t have any “coaching” experience.  But let’s not forget either did Mark Jackson, Jason Kidd, Avery Johnson and even Doc Rivers to name a few.  Obviously the greatest example out of all of them is Doc Rivers who has proven himself and is arguably one of the best coaches in the NBA today.

For Kerr it was about family – he said after making his decision –

“They have a good young team. The location is ideal. My daughter goes to Cal and plays volleyball. My oldest son is in college in San Diego and our youngest is a junior in high school. It’s just a short flight for them.”

So will Steve Kerr be successful – who knows.  But he deserves the chance to prove himself and it will be fun to watch.