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Coach Steve Kerr is famous for his devotion to his bench players. How did he become this way? We explain through four key stories from his playing career where the bench won championships for the Bulls and Spurs.

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Some call it Strength in Numbers, some call it Kumbaya Kerr or Communist Steve. No matter how you slice it, Coach Steve Kerr is famous for his devotion to his bench players.

Sometimes he uncovers a gem like Kevon Looney off the end of the bench or Nick Young against the Rockets. Other times he confuses and infuriates fans by playing role players in key moments. For instance, Kerr inserted Quinn Cook for shooting down the stretch in Game 5 against Houston. He’s also made unspeakable moves like playing Anderson Varejao and Festus Ezeli in Game 7 of the 2016 Finals.

How did Kerr become this way? For those who followed his playing career, it’s pretty obvious. Here is a video explaining his world view through four key stories from his playing career where the bench won championships for the Bulls and Spurs and the strong influence that Coaches Phil Jackson and Gregg Popovich had on him as a player.

Explaining Steve Kerr and his Bench Devotion

Coach Steve Kerr is famous for his devotion to his bench players. Sometimes he uncovers a gem like Kevon Looney or Nick Young against the Rockets, other times he confuses and infuriates fans with his playing role players in key minutes. How did he become this way? We explain through four key stories from his playing career where the bench won championships for the Bulls and Spurs. By @EricApricot. More stories and videos at http://tinyurl.com/ericapricot.

Posted by Golden State of Mind on Friday, May 25, 2018

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