Steve Kerr doesn’t like to toot his own horn very often. The head coach of the Golden State Warriors just quietly goes about his job, with his only remarks about success being about how easy it is to win with the likes of Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant on your team.
So it’s nice when someone else recognizes him. Yesterday, the Professional Basketball Writers Association announced that Kerr was this year’s recipient of the Rudy Tomjanovich Award.
Congratulations to Coach Kerr on receiving the 2017-18 Rudy Tomjanovich Award, which honors an NBA coach for his cooperation with the media and fans, as well as his excellence on the court https://t.co/G3Of0VIy2Z— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) May 21, 2018
The award, named after the famous coach, recognizes an NBA coach for their cooperation with both the media and the fans, as well as their on-court ability. Kerr was one of five finalists for the award, along with Mike D’Antoni of the Houston Rockets, Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers, Brad Stevens of the Boston Celtics, and the recently-fired Steve Clifford of the Charlotte Hornets.
Kerr also won the award during the 2014-15 season, which makes him the first two-time recipient in the short history of the award.
In typical Kerr fashion, the coach was hilariously self-deprecating about the award:
He’s a keeper.