The Golden State Warriors celebrated another milestone on Saturday night in their highly successful season, and coach Steve Kerr also made a bit of history.
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Kerr secured a 63rd win of the season in his rookie year as a head coach, which is the most wins by a rookie head coach in the history of the league.
The Warriors sealed home-court advantage throughout the playoffs and are now just one win away from ending the regular season with the best record in the league overall.
While Kerr has been a revelation in his first year in the coaching game, the Warriors have impressed from the very start of the season as they set the pace in the Western Conference from the off.
Whether or not they can translate that into a strong playoff run and a possible championship remains to be seen, but there are no doubts over Kerr’s ability to coach and to get the best out of his current group of players.
It could have all been so different for the multiple NBA-winning champion, as he turned down the opportunity to join Phil Jackson at the New York Knicks in order to take the job at the Oracle Arena.
Turns out that it was an excellent decision, and his relationship with the players is clearly a huge factor in their success as they decided to drench him in the locker room after the game to celebrate his achievement.