Steve Kerr, the head coach of the Golden State Warriors of the NBA, was born in Lebanon alongside his sister Susan and brothers John and Andrew.
Stephen Douglas Kerr is an American basketball coach who is often considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NBA.
As a player, he won nine NBA championships and four as the head coach of the Warriors.
Kerr attended Palisades Charter High School in Los Angeles, where he played for the Palisades Dolphins.
Steve started his professional basketball after being selected in the second round of the 1988 NBA Draft.
Later, he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he spent three seasons before joining the Orlando Magic for one season.
Throughout his NBA career, he played a total of 910 regular-season games and eventually decided to retire from professional basketball in 2003.
Before becoming the general manager of the Phoenix Suns on June 2, 2007, he worked as a broadcast analyst for Turner Network Television.
Finally, on May 14, 2014, Kerr signed a five-year, $25 million deal to become the head coach of the Golden State Warriors.
In his first five seasons as head coach of the Golden State Warriors, he led the team to five consecutive NBA Finals appearances, winning three championships.
Steve Kerr Sister: Susan Kerr
Steve Kerr sister Susan has a Master’s degree in Middle Eastern studies. Moreover, she also had Ph.D. in Education from Harvard University.
Susan currently lives in Cambridge, England, where she teaches creative writing to primary school children.
In addition, she also is a published author and wrote in her memoir titled “One Family’s Response to Terrorism.”
Brother Andrew And John
Andrew and John, unlike their brother Steve, have different lifestyles and are not as interested in sports.
The oldest brother John has a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Stanford University in 1990 and is a professor at Michigan State University.
Moreover, he also has worked at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in Hyderabad, India.
Andrew, the youngest of the Kerr siblings, also attended the University of Arizona after his brother Steve.
He later earned his MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and works in the construction business.
Steve Kerr Father Assassination
The coach was born on September 27, 1965, in Beirut, Lebanon, to his parents, Ann Kerr and Malcolm H. Kerr.
Steve’s father, Malcolm, was the president of the American University of Beirut.
On January 18, 1984, two attackers tragically shot twice in the back of Malcolm’s head as he stepped out of the elevator at his office at the University.
According to New York Times, a group calling itself the Islamic Holy War claimed responsibility for the assassination, which opposed American presence in Lebanon.
Steve was just in his freshman year at the University of Arizona when his father was killed.
Malcolm had a great influence on his life. Even though he passed away early, he taught him valuable lessons that helped him become successful.