The Golden State Warriors have established themselves as one of the most impressive dynasties in NBA history.
One of the main reasons for this great success was the leadership of the head coach Steve Kerr and the organization certainly takes place. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Warriors are about to conclude a lucrative contract extension with Kerr, which would make him one of the highest-paid head coach in the league.
Steve Kerr of the […] 19659004] Golden State Warriors, has agreed to a contract extension that will make him one of the NBA's highest-paid coaches, the league sources told ESPN.
Kerr, who signed a five-year deal with Golden State in 2014, has won four straight NBA finals and three championships including two straights.
Kerr has certainly handled some hardships since starting work in 2014. The Warriors head coach dealt with a back injury that made him miss significantly time. At the start of the training camp in the 2015/16 season, Kerr was forced to take leave and stayed away for most of the first four months of the season. Luke Walton, then assistant coach of Golden State, served in the absence of Kerr as head coach of the team.
The Warriors head coach has accumulated a record of 265-63 in his four years with the team. Kerr took over the team in May 2014 when Mark Jackson was hired by the organization. Before he was hired by Golden State, he had worked as general manager and president of the Phoenix Suns.
It's hard to argue with the success Kerr has had since taking over as Warriors head coach. After all, the Warriors have reached the NBA finals in four consecutive seasons and won three NBA titles in those four seasons. The only flaw was in the 2016 NBA Finals when the Warriors fell into the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers in a seven-game series.
The Warriors extended last summer General Manager Bob Myers to a contract extension. Kerr and Myers have built a sensational roster and it certainly did not hurt that the Warriors hit home runs in the NBA Draft when the team selected [StephenCurry Draymond Green . and Klay Thompson . Then the Warriors signed Kevin Durant two seasons ago and brought the franchise into the conversation of the dynasty with two consecutive NBA titles.
It is surprising that Kerr has not received a contract extension before and now it is certainly one that is deserved. As the tribe of Golden State will return, it is very likely that the Warriors will complete another post-season run in the 2018/19 campaign.