Is Steve Kerr married? Yes, he is. His wife’s name is Margot Kerr who is his college sweetheart. They tied their knot in 1990 which means they have already celebrated their 28th marriage anniversary. From their successful conjugal life, the couple has welcomed three children named Nick, Maddy, and Matthew. Kerr and his spouse have always been loyal to each other and the reason is sufficient for such a strong relationship bond. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Kerr:
Who is Steve Kerr?
Born as Stephen Douglas Kerr, he landed the planet on September 27, 1965, which makes the age of Kerr be 55 years old as of 2020. He is an American former player and is now working as a professional basketball coach. At present, he is serving the Golden State Warriors as its Head Coach. He is best known for being an NBA champion eight times. He held the record of highest three-point percentage in a season at 52.4% which was later beaten in 2010 by Kyle Korver. He is in a five year contract with Golden State Warriors and is currently in the fourth year. The contract was a deal for 25 million USD which means that the annual salary of Steve Kerr is 5 million USD.
Early Life and Education
He was born in 1956 in Beirut, Lebanon. Talking about his parents, he is the son of father Malcolm H. Kerr and mother Ann Zwicker. His father was an American academic at the time of Steve’s birth who was specialized in the Middle East. Steve grew up with his three siblings with whom he has spent some memorable childhood days. Regarding his family background, he is the grandson to Stanley Kerr who was the Near East Relief’s volunteer who helped numerous women and orphans after the Armenian Genocide. Because of Steve’s father’s profession, he spent his childhood days in Middle Eastern countries, mainly in Lebanon.
Regarding his education and academic achievements, he attended the Cairo American College which is located in Egypt and was also enrolled at Beirut, Lebanon based the American Community School. He also went to Los Angeles based Palisades High School which is now renamed to Palisades Charter High School. In 1988, he completed his graduation receiving a Bachelor of General Studies degree from the University of Arizona with emphasis on English, sociology and history.
Steve’s father Malcolm was killed on January 18, 1984, by Shia Lebanese militia called Islamic Jihad when he was serving the American University of Beirut as president at the age of 52. According to the reports, the president of the American University of Beirut was shot twice in his head on the backside outside his office. Steve encountered his father’s death when he was eighteen years old.
Career and Professional Life
Moving to his career and professional achievement records, he initially started playing for Phoenix Suns after being selected at the 1988 NBA draft. In 1989, he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers for whom he played for three seasons until 1992. For the 1992–93 season, he played for the Orlando Magic.
Steve made a playing deal with the Chicago Bulls in 1993. For the 1997 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz, Steve played a crucial part in the team’s championship. The Chicago Bulls traded him to the San Antonio Spurs in January 1999. The team reached the 1999 NBA Finals and became able to grab their first NBA Championship. Kerr turned to become the four times straight NBA titles winner alongside Frank Saul. The two players are the only players to become the winner of the two championships in two consecutive seasons playing for two teams.
On July 24, 2001, Steve alongside Derek Anderson was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers. He played 65 games for the 2001–02 season with Portland Trail Blazers. On August 2, 2002, Steve alongside Erick Barkley was traded back to San Antonio. He made an impressive four second-half three-pointers in a match against the Dallas Mavericks at the 2003 Western Conference Finals’ Game 6. After eliminating Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs turned as the winner of the NBA championship by defeating New Jersey Nets by a 4-2 victory. After playing the 2003 NBA Finals, he announced his retirement.
After the retirement, Kerr started working as a broadcast analyst in 1003 for TNT. He also contributed his voice for in-game commentary of video games by EA Sports. By succeeding Mark Jackson, Kerr turned as the head coach for the Golden State Warriors on May 14, 2014.
Steve Kerr is a married man who is living a happy life with his family including three children.
Steve Kerr’s Wife
She is Margot Kerr who was born as Margot Brennan in Arizona. She attended Salpointe Catholic High School from where she graduated in 1983. She met her husband Steve while being enrolled at the University of Arizona from where she earned her graduation in 1987. According to some online sources, the duo met for the first time in 1985 and started their relationship after a year. They dated for four years and eventually decided to celebrate their wedding in 1990.
Steve Kerr stands at the tall height of 6 feet and 3 inches. He weighs about 82 kilograms which means he has maintained perfect BMI calculations. As a head coach of the Golden State Warriors, he knows the essentials of diet, workout and exercises for staying fit and healthy.
Salary and Net worth
The Head Coach has an annual salary of 5 million USD as he has entered into the contract with the Golden State Warriors for five years with a payment of 25 million USD. He has been in the sports field for a long time and has amassed an impressive amount of net worth in his name.
Wiki and Facts
One can explore Steve’s biography on most of the demanded wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. Regarding his social media profile, he is active on Twitter @stevekerr where the Head Coach has garnered more than 395k followers now. He has described himself as a proud coach, father and husband on his Twitter account.