Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is reportedly finalizing a lucrative contract extension. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski says the two sides are nearing a deal that will make Kerr one of the NBA’s highest-paid coaches.
Kerr is entering the final season of the five-year, $25 million deal that he signed in May of 2014. He’s led the Warriors to The Finals every season during his tenure, delivering three out of four championships.
At the time of his initial hiring, Kerr told NBA.com that going to Golden State “just felt like the right move on many levels.” That feeling rang true as Kerr has been at the helm during what many have deemed a dynasty era in the Bay Area.
Over the past four years, the Warriors have averaged 66 wins per season, seen two Kia MVP seasons from point guard Stephen Curry, utilized a system that captivated and landed Kevin Durant in 2016, produced multiple individual All-Star appearances and three championship trophies.
Kerr has a 265-63 regular-season record and 63-20 playoff-record, the best marks among coaches since he joined the Warriors.