I was super happy to see Steve Kerr featured on one of my go-to coaching podcasts Finding Mastery.
Kerr is one of my favorite coaches working today due to his unique perspectives on the game, teaching, and team building. He combines creativity, intelligence, thoughtfulness, competitiveness and the social awareness of other greats like Dean Smith or Greg Poppovich.
Kerr has won eight championships–five as a player and three as a coach.
In fact, he is the first person to win three championships as coach and three as a player. I did not know that prior to listening to this podcast.
He definitely possesses tactical knowledge and game insights, but he is also aware of the needs of elite athletes in terms of building confidence, providing challenge and providing information. That’s a particular balance.
Here is the Finding Mastery podcast interview of Kerr.
The value that means the most to our team is joy, and its reflected in the way we play.