July 24, 2024

Following some investigation, the Golden State Warriors’ administration invited head coach Steve Kerr back to the team and extended his $100.9 million, three-year contract…

Michael Jordan and Steve Kerr won three NBA titles together on the Chicago Bulls in 1996, 1997 and 1998.

Kerr hit the game-winning shot in Game 6 of the 1997 Finals against the Utah Jazz off a pass from Jordan, who punched Kerr in the face before the 1995-96 season.

Jordan and Kerr will always be linked.

One sad fact Jordan and Kerr share is that both of their fathers were murdered. In The Last Dance documentary, Kerr revealed that he and Jordan have never talked about their dads getting killed.

“We never discussed that,” Kerr said. “I think it was probably too painful for each of us.”

Jordan’s dad was killed in the summer of 1993 in North Carolina, while Kerr’s dad was shot in 1984 in Lebanon.

Jordan retired from the NBA after his father was killed to play baseball. He returned to the Bulls near the end of the 1994-95 season.

After Jordan punched Kerr in the face before the 1995-96 season, Bulls head coach Phil Jackson threw Jordan out of practice. Jordan called Kerr after punching him to apologize and their rapport, both on and off the court, went to another level.

“We talked it out, and it was probably, in a weird way, the best thing that I ever did, was stand up for myself with him because he tested everybody he played with, and I stood up to him,” Kerr said in The Last Dance. “From that point on, our relationship dramatically improved and our trust in each other, everything. It was like, ‘All right, we got that out of the way. We’re going to war together.’”

Jordan won five MVPs, six championships, six Finals MVPs and 10 scoring titles with the Bulls.

Meanwhile, Kerr won five titles with the Bulls and San Antonio Spurs. He’s currently the head coach of the Golden State Warriors, who have won four rings with Kerr as the coach.

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