Steve Kerr Says Accepted Warriors Job Because It Was Closer to Home


Steve Kerr

The money was great, the team is on the rise and he doesn’t have to deal with JR Smith. It was a no brainer in my mind for Kerr to sign with the Warriors.

Also, his family is all in the California area. Here is what Kerr had to say.

“They have a good young team. The location is ideal,” Kerr said in a phone interview with on Wednesday night. “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.”

“Ultimately, it was agonizing to say no to Phil because of what I think of him and what he’s done for my career,” Kerr said, according to “When Phil Jackson asks you to coach the Knicks, how do you say no? I think they’re going to turn it around, but going to be a big undertaking and it’s going to take time. The idea of doing that 3,000 miles from home, it just didn’t feel right.”