Steve Kerr talks MJ, Phil Jackson and Gregg Popovich's influence, Steph's greatness
2021-06-15
On the latest episode of the Rex Chapman Show with Josh Hopkins, the guys are joined by Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. Kerr had a storied playing career and is now one of the best coaches in the NBA. Steve reflects on his 8 NBA Championships, and what he's learned from playing for some of the best coaches in basketball: Lute Olson, Phil Jackson and Gregg Popovich.

7:20 - Steve's outlook on the Warriors' 2020-21 season and what's next as this team develops for the future. This might have been Steph Curry's most impressive season.

10:30 - The evolution of the NBA, and how Steve watched the league go from five three-pointers a game, to some players taking five in a single quarter.

12:30 - When Steve discovered he was one of the best athletes, playing every sport and dominating the other kids, from the age of 8 or 9 all the way through high school.

17:30 - Steve and Rex share the first time they met at a Team USA workout, and how they both were impressed with their own brand of basketball: the high-flying Rex Chapman vs. the steady, consistent shooting of Steve Kerr.

21:30 - Steve discusses his upbringing, splitting time overseas and in Los Angeles, and the impact his father had on him.

27:30 - How Steve Kerr ended up at Arizona to play for Lute Olson, especially after getting steamrolled by John Stockton on a visit to Gonzaga.

34:00 - Steve on his Spurs career with Pop and Tim Duncan.

36:30 - On the other hand, there was zero humility when it came to Michael Jordan.

43:00 - The evolution of the NBA has gone too far in one direction.

48:20 - Steve's thoughts on the NBA Playoffs and if Kevin Durant and the Nets are likely headed to the NBA Finals. 

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