Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has been involved with the NBA since the late 1980’s. He has experienced a lot as a player, coach, front office executive and broadcaster.
Kerr was recently a guest on the ‘Real Ones’ podcast with Logan Murdock and former NBA player Raja Bell. During his appearance, he discussed what NBA practices were like back in his early playing days.
Kerr was originally selected 50th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 1988 NBA Draft. He spent his rookie campaign with the franchise, and then was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers the following offseason. He found his stride in Cleveland and developed into an important role player. He shot 50.3% from 3-point range during the 1989-90 NBA season.
Kerr’s shot over 47% from the perimeter during his three-year tenure with the Cavaliers. He found his niche in the league as a dominant outside threat. His shooting prowess made him a valuable asset to teams with championship aspirations.
Still, it wasn’t east for the 6-foot-3 sharpshooter. Early in his career, his teams would partake in unconventional practice methods due to a lack of resources. Kerr and his Cavaliers teammates were often forced to scrimmage with members of the media.
“I’m not kidding we would actually scrimmage with the media,” Kerr said in the podcast.