Phil Jackson

Before Steve Kerr led the Warriors to two titles, he was a role player on the Chicago Bulls. A single shot in the Finals cemented his NBA legacy forever. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr reflects on the shot that changed his life

By K.C. Johnson | Chicago Tribune Twenty years. When you’re young, that…

 

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green tangles with San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard (2) and Kevin Martin during the first half of Saturday's game in San Antonio. San Antonio won 87-79. (Darren Abate/AP)

Curry, Warriors have met the enemy

What, you thought it would be a three-month game of hopscotch, a…

 

Adam Laroche and his son Drake, left, were told by Kenny Williams, center, to not come to the Chicago White Sox clubhouse anymore. Chris Sale, right, was quite upset about that decision. (John Lochner, Jae C. Hong, Adam Hunger/AP)

A father, a son and a cold baseball franchise

It shouldn’t be lost on Ken Williams why a father-son bond is…

 

Steve Kerr has been the catalyst that took the Warriors from a good team to a transcendent force in the NBA. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Coach of the year? Kerr’s impact spans the ages

My breaking point came when broadcaster Jim Barnett, paid by the Warriors…

Steve Kerr has been the catalyst that took the Warriors from a good team to a transcendent force in the NBA. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson gestures during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Hey, Zen Master, how ’bout them Warriors now?

And now, a moment of silence for Phil Jackson and his New…

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson gestures during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Denver Nuggets guard Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, right, works the ball past Chicago Bulls' guard Michael Jordan during the first quarter in Denver's McNichols Sports Arena, Feb. 4, 1996.  (David Zalubowski/1996 AP)

Bitter, old Curry critics need to give it up

We won't hear the last ignorant Stephen Curry remark until every NBA dinosaur weighs in…

Denver Nuggets guard Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, right, works the ball past Chicago Bulls' guard Michael Jordan during the first quarter in Denver's McNichols Sports Arena, Feb. 4, 1996.  (David Zalubowski/1996 AP)
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr reacts to a call during the second half of the Warriors' game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. (Matt York/AP)

If Warriors look invincible, Kerr is not

It feels like an inevitability now, an appointment to keep, a June…

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr reacts to a call during the second half of the Warriors' game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. (Matt York/AP)
If core players such as Draymond Green, above, remain healthy and hungry, the Warriors should be able to contend for the Finals again next year and years to come. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Warriors don’t look like one-hit wonders

Wait ’til 2055?! Well, since an NBA championship comes to the Bay…

If core players such as Draymond Green, above, remain healthy and hungry, the Warriors should be able to contend for the Finals again next year and years to come. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Steve Kerr smiles as he walks past team employees after landing in Oakland on Wednesday, one day after his Warriors won the NBA Finals in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

New age, old school: Kerr a revelation

CLEVELAND — The cop wasn’t letting the youngster onto the court, not…

Steve Kerr smiles as he walks past team employees after landing in Oakland on Wednesday, one day after his Warriors won the NBA Finals in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
The Golden State Warriors celebrate after winning the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday night. (AP/Paul Sancya)

Warriors’ joyride might just be the beginning

One of their best players fouled out with a meager five points…

The Golden State Warriors celebrate after winning the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday night. (AP/Paul Sancya)
Mark Humphrey/AP file photoIn his first postseason as a coach

Kerr is quick read in postseason debut

On the surface, the question was relatively innocuous, something about a pair…

Mark Humphrey/AP file photoIn his first postseason as a coach
Seth Wenig/AP File PhotoCarmelo Anthony opted out of a contract with the Knicks that would have paid him more than $20 million next season

NBA free agents weigh building bank account or a team

NEW YORK — Phil Jackson sought to clear something up: Suggesting Carmelo…

Seth Wenig/AP File PhotoCarmelo Anthony opted out of a contract with the Knicks that would have paid him more than $20 million next season