How many rings does Steve Kerr have as a coach and a player?

How many rings does Steve Kerr have as a coach and a player?

Ciku Njuguna
updated at June 15, 2023 at 7:46 AM

As one of the most respected coaches in the NBA, Kerr has led the Golden State Warriors to five consecutive NBA Finals appearances with four championship titles. The former San Antonio Spurs point guard continued showing exemplary sportsmanship for nearly a decade while training top-tier teams. Dig into this article to discover how many rings Steve Kerr has as a coach and player.

Does Steve Kerr have a ring?
Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors posed for a portrait after Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals on June 16, 2022, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE.
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In February 2022, the National Basketball Association unveiled the greatest coaches in the league's history with the help of a panel of 43 current and former NBA head coaches and the National Basketball Coaches Association. Dive into the 2015/16 NBA Coach of the Year's coaching and playing record, and find out how many rings Steve Kerr has, including coaching.

Did Steve Kerr play basketball?

Kerr began his basketball career at the University of Arizona in 1983, playing for the Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team for three seasons. In addition to helping the team reach the NCAA Final Four in 1988, he became one of the first redshirts with an all-time 3-point percentage (57.3%) record.

Does Steve Kerr have the most NBA rings?
Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors reacts during the second half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Center on October 25, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Christian Petersen.
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Which teams did Steve Kerr play for?

Following a successful college basketball career with the Arizona Wildcats, the retired point guard who holds the highest ranking career 3-point field goal efficiency per 250 3-point field goals made began his NBA career. In 1988, the Phoenix Suns picked Kerr in the 2nd round of the season's NBA Draft. He also played for the Spurs, Bulls, Magic, Cavaliers, Suns and Blazers.

Kerr's playing career lasted 910 regular season matches and almost 130 playoff games before his retirement in 2003. Here is a summary of the squads he played with for 15 seasons.



Portland Trail Blazers

1998 - 2001, 2002 - 2003

San Antonio Spurs

2001 - 2002

Chicago Bulls

1993 - 1998

Orlando Magic

1993 - 1994

Cleveland Cavaliers

1990 - 1993

Phoenix Suns

1989 - 1990

USA Select Team


U.S. Olympic Basketball Team


USA Basketball national team


How good was Steve Kerr at basketball?

In addition to leading the league in 3-point field goal efficiency, Steve Kerr was one of the best shooters of all time, maintaining 40 per cent shooting stats. While playing for the Chicago Bulls in 1997, he dominated the annual 3-Point Shooting Contest.

How many NBA teams did Steve Kerr play for?
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr celebrates with Stephen Curry after defeating the Boston Celtics 103-90 in Game Six to win the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 16, 2022, in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo by Elsa.
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How many rings has Steve Kerr won as a player?

Would you like to know how many rings Steve Kerr had with the Bulls? He holds three Championship rings with the Bulls, with two more won during his time with the Spurs. Please scroll down and find out his playing records from 1988 to 2003.




Chicago Bulls


Chicago Bulls


Chicago Bulls


San Antonio Spurs


San Antonio Spurs

How many rings does Steve Kerr have with Michael Jordan?

Kerr won three NBA Championship titles with Michael Jordan while playing for the Bulls. Between 1993 and 1998, he played alongside Jordan and Scottie Pippen, renowned basketball players who still influence the game.

Who has Steve Kerr coached?

Before becoming part of the NBA's coaching staff, Kerr worked as a television analyst for TNT, appearing on one of the weekly Thursday night basketball games during the playoffs and the All-Star weekends. He later coached USA's national basketball teams and the Golde State Warriors.

How many rings has Steve Kerr have?
Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors gestures during the second quarter against the Boston Celtics in Game One of the 2022 NBA Finals at Chase Center on June 02, 2022, in San Francisco, California. Photo by Ezra Shaw.
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Before beginning his coaching career in 2014, he joined the Phoenix Suns management while serving in the position of General Manager between 2007 and 2010. The legendary long-range shooter debuted as the Golden State Warriors head coach. Look at all the teams Kerr has coached since joining the Golden State Warriors coaching staff in 2014.



Golden State Warriors

2014 - 2023

United States men's national basketball team (Head coach)

2018 - 2024

United States men's national basketball team (Assistant coach)

2017 - 2022

Is Steve Kerr considered a good coach?

In addition to winning the monthly Top Western Conference Coach award severally, Kerr has been an exemplary training official. His influence with the Warriors set them up to surpass the Chicago Bulls’ 1995-1996 all-time best regular season record of 73-9.

Who has more NBA rings than Steve Kerr?
Steve Kerr, #25 of the Chicago Bulls, shoots a jump shot against the New York Knicks in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 1996 NBA Playoffs at the United Center on May 14, 1996, in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE.
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In 2016, he became the third training official to win the NBA Coach of the Year Award Award in franchise history. During his eighth season with the Warriors, he received the honour of being voted as one of the NBA's most respected coaches alongside fourteen other coaching legends. Reacting to the announcement, he responded by saying,

“It was shocking to see my name on that list. I played for three of the other coaches on that list (Gregg Popovich, Lenny Wilkens, and Phil Jackson). It is always strange to see your name next to people you have played [for] before because you do not necessarily look at your own coaches as peers."

How many NBA wins does Steve Kerr have as a coach?

Since the start of his coaching tenure, Kerr has been in charge of over 700 regular season and 140 playoff games in nine seasons. According to Basketball Reference, his regular season win-loss record stands at 473-238 (.665 %). His playoff win-loss record also stands at 99-41 (.707%).

How many ring does Steve Kerr have?
Steve Kerr, #25 of the Chicago Bulls, holds up his trophy after winning the three-point shootout during All-Star Weekend circa 1997 at Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE.
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How many rings does Steve Kerr have as a coach?

As one of the best NBA coaches of all time, his first five seasons with the Golden State Warriors ended triumphantly with five consecutive NBA Championship Final appearances and four wins. Under his patronage, the team ended the 2015/16 and 2018/19 seasons as the Western Conference Champions. Here is a summary of the rings Steve Kerr has with Golden State Warriors.


Regular season WL%

Playoffs WL%

2014/15 NBA Championship ring



2016/17 NBA Championship ring



2017/18 NBA Championship ring



2021/22 NBA Championship ring



How many rings does Steve Kerr have in total?

The Golden State Warrior's head trainer is one of the top NBA players and coaches with the most rings (9). He won five championship rings as a player and four as a coach between 1996 and 2022.

Knowing how many rings Steve Kerr has as a coach and as a player, one can easily appreciate the level of talent and skill the Warriors' trainer possesses. While at the helm of the San Francisco franchise, the team is assured of more wins.

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Ciku Njuguna
Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.