It’s going to take much more sustained success for the Golden State Warriors under Steve Kerr for him to be considered one of the greatest NBA coaches of all-time.
Even then, Kerr is on the verge of potentially leading his Warriors to a fifth consecutive NBA Finals appearance.
That’s something New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick can’t claim. While the Patriots are headed to their ninth Super Bowl appearance under Mr. Belichick, the NFL’s salary cap makes it difficult to have sustained success. That’s why many conclude that he’s the best coach in the history of the gridiron.
In talking to the media prior to Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Kerr seemed to echo that sentiment.
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“Belichick, I don’t even think it’s an argument any more, he’s the best football coach in the history of our country,” Kerr said. What’s not to love in terms of examining what he does? Obviously, we’re very different people, different styles. But success comes in a lot of different ways.”
A lot of the talk for these Patriots heading into Super Bowl LIII against the Rams has surrounded quarterback Tom Brady. For good reason. He has to be considered the greatest of all-time.
Even then, every great quarterback needs a great head coach. Belichick has played that role perfectly for the Patriots.
As it relates to Kerr, he’s not too shabby, either. In just his fifth season as the Warriors’ head coach, Kerr has won three NBA titles and boasts an absurd 301-77 regular season record.