Is Steve Kerr Jewish, Muslim Or Christian? Warriors Coach Religion And Ethnicity

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Is Steve Kerr Jewish, Muslim, or Christian? The NBA fans are curious about what religious belief makes this coach headstrong.

Kerr was a Lebanese American and belonged to the Muslim community.

He was a former basketball player who has Kerr played basketball at the University of Arizona from 1983 to 1988.

Kerr was in the U.S. national team that competed in the FIBA World Championship in Spain during the summer of 1986.

In 1988, he graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of General Studies.

Steve Kerr, The Warriors Coach
Steve Kerr, The Warriors Coach (Source: Encyclopedia Britannica)

Kerr was in the second round of the 1988 NBA Draft, selected by the Phoenix Suns.

After the 2003 NBA Finals, Kerr retired as a player and became a broadcast analyst for Turner Network Television.

Kerr, in 2007 left broadcasting to become general manager for the Phoenix Suns.

Since 2014, he has started as a head coach for the Golden State Warriors and has coached GOAT player Stephen Curry.

Is Steve Kerr Jewish, Muslim, Or Christian?

As his ethnic group, Kerr belongs to the Lebanese-American community like his parents, Malcolm H. Kerr and Ann.

According to the Long Reads, Steve’s grandparents left the States to work in the Middle East.

The Kerr family followed Islamism and were Muslim, so the Kerr family suffered a lot.

However, the family didn’t give up and did their best to be in their true faith of religion.

Steve also addresses the concerns regarding his Muslim community.

After the Golden State defeated the Portland Trailblazers, Kerr opened up to the media about Trump’s Muslim ban, which is a shattering issue.

Family Of Steve Kerr

Kerr grew up in a Lebanese-American family with his parents, Malcolm H. Kerr and Ann.

His father, Malcolm H. Kerr, was a Lebanese-American academic specializing in the Middle East.

Steve has three siblings, Susan Kerr, John Kerr, and Andrew Kerr, and a grandfather, Stanley Kerr.

Steve Kerr Family
Steve Kerr Family (Source: Youtube)

His grandfather, after the Armenian genocide, volunteered with the Near East Relief and rescued women and orphans in Aleppo and Marash.

Steve married his college sweetheart, Margot Kerr, in 1990 and was blessed with three children: Nick, Maddy, and Matthew.

Assassination Of Steve Kerr’s Father

According to the John Branch report for the New York Times Magazine, Kerr had to go through a heart-clenching experience.

His father, Malcolm Kerr, was assassinated at 52 during his service as the president of the American University of Beirut in 1984.

On January 18, 1984, Malcolm was murdered by the Islamic Jihad (Shia Lebanese militia), a group that would act as a precursor to Hezbollah.

Malcolm was shot twice in the back of his head while in the hallway of his office.

Kerr was the targeted victim of the atrocity in the middle east due to his Muslim background.

The stereotypical notion of Islamic people is demonized because of anger over 9/11.

But as per him, “The vast majority of Muslims are peace-loving people, just like the vast majority of Christians and Buddhists and Jews and any other religion. People are people.”

Vandana Thapa
Vandana Thapa
Vandana is one of our observant and appreciative writers, an avid reader with a passion for sports, whether from F1 to Lacrosse. Our work gives a two-way growth to the readers as well as the writer and a tour of the sports world.

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