Born: Beirut, Lebanon 9/27/65
Lived in Cairo, Egypt and Pacific Palisades, Ca.
Has 2 brothers and 1 sister.
Married with 3 Children
Point Guard and deadly 3pt specialist
#4 with the San Antonio Spurs.
He played baseball and basketball in High School.
Steve was part of the University of Arizona Basketball team from 1983-1988. In 1984 his father was killed. In 1986 he blew out his right knee while playing in the 1986 World Championships in Madrid. In 1988 he, Sean Elliot, Jud Buchler and the other Wildcats went to the NCAA Final Four. That was a great year for the team. I was lucky enough to be a freshman there that year and help celebrate when they came home. I became a huge Steve Kerr fan that year.
After he graduated, he was drafted by the Phoenix Suns. In 1989 he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. In 1992 he was traded to the Orlando Magic. In 1993 he signed with the Bulls. With them he won the NBA Championship in 1996, 1997, and 1998. In the final game of the 1997 Championships he threw the game winning 3pts. In 1997 he also won the AT&T 3 point Shoot-out. But, he was unable to compete in 1998 because of a broken clavicle and this year the All-Star game is canceled. In 1999 he was traded to the San Antonio Spurs.
He is also working on his Masters of Sports Science.
He likes playing golf.
He does lots of charity work and holds a basketball clinic for kids in Tucson each summer.
He threw out the opening pitch at a Chicage White Sox game in 1997.
He had his jersey retired at U of A on 1/9/99
He has had uncredited cameos in 2 movies, Space Jam and Nothing to Lose.
He eventually might go overseas to play basketball or he may coach college basketball in the U.S.
His Mom wrote a book about the Kerr family called Come With Me from Lebanon : An American Family Odyssey. It is a very good book.
I have seen Steve in person 8 times. At the Sun's rookie camp in 1988, 4 Suns' Games, practicing with the U of A basketball team after he gratuated, Spurs vs. Bulls game and the 1996 AT&T 3pt Shoot-out.
Since the Spurs won the NBA championship in 1999 Steve was the only active NBA player in 1999 and the 11th ever to win four consecutive titles. Yea Steve! After Steve retired in 2003 he became a comentator for tnt. He also did the nba all star shootout twice at the nba all star games. In June 2007 he bacame the GM for the Phoenix Suns. He has a page on wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Kerr
Steve Kerr has a funny part in the new online Locker Room . He also has some videos on Suns Youtube. He also just did a In My Own Words on Fox Sports. There is also an article with him in this month's University of Arizona Alumni magazine.
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