Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has a substantial net worth, having been a champion player with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen’s Chicago Bulls, then went into television as a broadcaster, and was an executive with the Phoenix Suns.
In May 2014, he became the new head coach of Golden State, with whom he has three NBA titles, adding to the five he won as a player with Chicago and San Antonio.
During his NBA playing career, Steve earned a total of $15.8 million. That’s the same as about $24 million today. His highest salary as a player came during his final season, 2002-2003, when he earned $2.625 million playing for the San Antonio Spurs.
When he became coach of the Warriors, he signed a 25 million contract for five years in 2014, or 5 million per season.
He agreed to a contract extension in July 2018, and while the terms were not disclosed, it is believed that the deal was not significantly different in terms of salary.
Kerr’s brilliant playing career
Steve was selected in the second round of the 1988 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns. He was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1989, with his most notable success coming during his time with the Chicago Bulls.
During his career with the Bulls he won three consecutive NBA championships. His teammate Michael Jordan was notorious for being very hard on Steve during their time together, and even went so far as to hit him during a practice. He won two additional championships with the San Antonio Spurs, in 1999 and 2003.
Kerr retired after the 2003 championship season, and was hired as a broadcast analyst for Turner Network Television (TNT).
While working for TNT, he also contributed as an NBA commentator for Yahoo! He is the voice commentator on several video games such as NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07, NBA Live 08, NBA Live 09 and NBA Live 10.
In 2004, Kerr and a group of investors attempted to buy the Phoenix Suns from owner Jerry Colangelo for $300 million. The deal was never consummated, but Steve ended up working as the team’s general manager from 2007 to 2010.
Steve continued to work for the Suns until May 14, 2014 when it was announced that he would become coach of the Warriors.
He had been eagerly recruited by several teams, most notably the Knicks, but the Warriors finally convinced him with an initial five-year, $25 million contract.
Steve Kerr net worth in 2022
According to sites like Celebrity Net Worth, Steve Kerr’s net worth in 2022 is $35 million.