Kerr opted for Oakland despite intense speculation linking him with New York.
The Golden State Warriors have completed a deal to install Steve Kerr as their new coach on a five-year deal worth up to $25m.
General manager Bob Myers revealed that Kerr is expected to be unveiled to the media at a news conference at its downtown Oakland practice facility on Tuesday, and is delighted that the TNT analyst decided to join them.
Myers added that the fact that Kerr has played for coaches of the ilk of Phil Jackson and Gregg Popovich will stand him in good stead ahead of his first coaching role, and believes that he is a great fit for the organisation.
The 48-year-old had been in talks with the New York Knicks about becoming their new head coach to replace Mike Woodson, and it was felt that his relationship with Jackson would make the difference. However, due to family reasons, the Warriors made more sense as it allows him to stay close to home.
He won three titles with Jackson in Chicago and another two under Popovich in San Antonio during a 15-year playing career, and while he served as a general manager of the Phoenix Suns from 2007 to 2010, he is set to embark on the next step of his career in the game.
Meanwhile, former Warriors coach Mark Jackson has agreed a multi-year deal to rejoin the NBA announcing team for ESPN/ABC, but it was revealed that essentially the relationship within the hierarchy warranted a change at coaching level.
Kerr is seen as the ideal man to lead the Warriors in a new direction and with such a talented roster at his disposal, he will be relishing the opportunity to begin work in Oakland.