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Steve Kerr: Set Your Own Standards of Performance

By Positive Coaching Alliance, 11/16/18, 12:00PM CST

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Golden State starters are motivated to perform better to help younger players get more court time

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says that playing poorly and still winning does the team a disservice, therefore they needed to create their own standard of performance.

Steve Kerr is the Golden State Warriors head coach and a Positive Coaching Alliance National Advisory Board Member. Kerr is a five-time NBA champion and former general manager of the Phoenix Suns.

He entered the NBA as a second-round selection by the Suns (50th overall) in 1988. He played for six teams during his 15-year tenure (Phoenix, Cleveland, Orlando, Chicago, San Antonio and Portland). He was a part of NBA championship teams in Chicago in 1996, 1997 and 1998, and then won two more rings with the Spurs in 1999 and 2003.

Kerr explains that he knows, and the Warriors team knows that they can win, even when they play poorly. He says that playing poorly and still winning does the team a disservice therefore they needed to create their own standard of performance.

Kerr explains that one of the ways he does this is by motivating the starters to perform better so the younger players can play more frequently not only leading to personal development but long term team success.

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