Former NBA sharpshooter Steve Kerr has done a great job in his first season with the Golden State Warriors, and his son Nick could soon be following in his footsteps.
According to Don Norcross of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the younger Kerr is set to graduate from the University of San Diego and seek a transfer further north. Apparently, it’s so that he can be closer to his father and become a coach.
“My dad’s coaching the Warriors and I’m trying to become a coach,” Kerr said. “I want to learn from him. I think being around (the Warriors’) practice would be the best thing for me to figure out what he’s doing.”
Nick Kerr played for the Toreros for two seasons, but was a non-factor on the court and averaged just 1.45 points in just under four minutes per game.
Despite that, as Norcross reported, he often hosted recruits and was a vocal leader in team workouts.Though not a star on the court by any means, the attitude alone shows strong coaching potential.
Now, all Kerr has to do is find a program that will allow him to continue playing as well as be close to his father, whose team is up in the San Francisco Bay Area.
One school that comes to mind is none other than San Diego’s WCC rival San Francisco, or even Santa Clara. Heck, if Kerr wants to reach for the stars, maybe Stanford is also a possibility.
Either way, considering how his father has led the Warriors to the NBA’s best record (thus far) with no prior coaching experience, it’s clear that Nick Kerr being close to his father in pursuit of his own coaching aspirations is nothing short of a phenomenal idea.
Hopefully, he finds a program that will allow him to learn from the elder Kerr while also continuing his own college hoops playing career.
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