Steve Kerr's Career in Photos
January 1, 2011
The story of Steve Kerr's basketball career began in Tucson as a member of the Arizona Wildcats.
Kerr helped lead the Wildcats to the 1988 Final Four.
Shortly after, Kerr was drafted by the Phoenix Suns, who tabbed the Arizona product with the 50th overall pick.
Kerr spent one season in a Suns uniform, averaging 2.1 points in 26 games.
The Suns traded Kerr to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a future second-round draft choice.
After three-plus seasons with the Cavs, Kerr was traded to the Orlando Magic, where he spent part of a season as a teammate of Shaquille O'Neal.
Shortly after Michael Jordan's first retirement in 1993, Kerr signed with the Chicago Bulls as a free-agent.
In 1997, Kerr showed off his long-distance jumper in the AT&T Long Distance Shootout.
His shooting ability earned him championship honors during All-Star Weekend, but really paid off later that season.
In the 1997 Finals, the former Wildcat hit the game-winning jumper in the title-clinching Game 6.
Kerr drained the game-winning jumper vs. Utah to clinch the Bulls' 1997 NBA Championship.
Among the perks of being an NBA Champion is the chance to visit the White House.
After winning three championships with the Bulls, Kerr was traded to San Antonio, where he won his fourth straight in 1999.
An active member in the community, Kerr has participated in numerous basketball clinics for kids throughout his career.
Kerr's No. 25 jersey was retired at the University of Arizona in 1999.
Following three seasons with the Spurs, Kerr was traded to Portland, where he spent the 2001-02 season.
The 6-1 guard goes up against Bruce Bowen and a few of his former Spurs teammates.
Kerr would play 65 games in a Blazers uniform, helping the team to a 49-33 regular season record.
Following the brief stint up north, Kerr would return to San Antonio to play one final season as a Spur.
Kerr went out in style in San Antonio, celebrating yet another NBA Championship in 2003.
Kerr holds up his bling bling during the Spurs' 2003 championship celebration.
A champion as a player, Suns fans hope Kerr's success will carry over as a general manager.
Kerr rejoined the Suns in 2004 as a minority owner and consultant when his friend and business partner Robert Sarver led an investment group in purchasing the franchise.
Kerr and Sarver were originally introduced to each other by Arizona coach Lute Olson.
Kerr competed against Phoenix stars and others in the 2006 NBA Shooting Stars Competition at All-Star Weekend.
Kerr spent the years following his 2003 retirement in the broadcast booth as a color analyst for TNT.
Working alongside broadcasting greats like Marv Albert, Kerr has had a chance to see and study every team and player up close the last four years.
After sitting in as a consultant the last few seasons, Kerr will run the Suns' draft war room this year as the team's new president and general manager.
On June 6, 2007, Steve Kerr was officially named Phoenix's President of Basketball Operations and General Manager.
Kerr will definitely have his hands full this upcoming month with the NBA Draft just around the corner.