Steve Kerr signs two-year, $35m extension with Golden State… making him the highest-paid coach in the NBA after leading the Warriors to four titles

  • In his nine seasons with Golden State, Steve Kerr has a record of 501-264
  • Last Thursday, Kerr became the fifth-fastest coach to reach 500 NBA wins
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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr signed a two-year extension worth $35 million to remain in the Bay Area.

On Friday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Kerr’s new extension after receiving information from Priority Sports. His new contract makes Kerr, 58, the highest-paid coach in NBA history, with an income of $17.5 million per year.

According to sources, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich earns more annually. However, the 26-year-old veteran holds the dual titles of president and coach. Meanwhile, Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra signed an eight-year extension in January that would reportedly pay him around $15 million per season.

While Kerr’s last contract expired at the end of this season, his extension will keep him in charge of the Warriors through 2025-26.

The deal is the culmination of months of discussions and negotiations between Warriors GM Mike Dunleavy Jr. and Kerr’s representatives at Priority Sports. The Warriors front office prioritized keeping Kerr, who has the fifth-best winning percentage in NBA history at .655.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr agreed to a two-year, $35 million extension with Golden State

Kerr led the Golden State Warriors to four NBA championships and six Finals appearances

Kerr led the Golden State Warriors to four NBA championships and six Finals appearances

In his nine seasons leading the Warriors, Kerr has a 501-264 (.655) record in the NBA

In his nine seasons leading the Warriors, Kerr has a 501-264 (.655) record in the NBA

Kerr became an important part of Golden State and a key cog in the Warriors dynasty. His extension ensures his presence in what could be a transition phase for a roster built around Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

The Warriors have won four NBA titles and made six Finals appearances under Kerr’s leadership. Last Thursday, Kerr earned his 500th win against the Utah Jazz, making him the fifth-fastest coach to accomplish the feat.

In the 2016–17 season, Kerr led Golden State to the best regular season record, 73–9, in NBA history. They improved on the record (72-10) previously held by the 1996 Chicago Bulls, for whom Kerr played.

In his ninth season with the Dubs, Kerr has a record of 501-264. He also serves as a coach for Team USA and will lead the Stars and Stripes at the upcoming Summer Olympics in Paris.

The Warriors have won seven of their last eight games after posting a 128-110 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers during the All-Star break. The win moved them to 28-26, where they were tenth in the Western Conference.