Warriors’ Steve Kerr lists the five all-time starting players made up of NBA teammates

Kerr lists the all-time top five, made up of former teammates, originally appearing on NBC Sports Bayarea

During his 15-year career as an NBA player, Warriors coach Steve Kerr shared a field with some of the greatest players ever.

But if Kerr could choose from just his former teammates to create his all-time starting five, who would he choose?

That’s exactly what NBC Sports Bay Area’s Dalton Johnson asked Kerr on the latest episode of “Dubs Talk,” and it wasn’t long before the coach answered.

“Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Tim Duncan, Shaq – I played with him for several months in Orlando – and Mark Price,” Kerr told Johnson.

Kerr played with Jordan and Pippen on the Chicago Bulls from 1994 to 1998, and the trio achieved a three-peat together by winning consecutive NBA championships in 1996, 1997 and 1998.

Kerr and Duncan went on to win the NBA Finals together in 1999 and 2003 as members of the San Antonio Spurs. The Warriors coach had a chance to share the word with Shaquille O’Neal when Kerr was traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Orlando Magic during the 1992–93 season, and Mark Price was Kerr’s Cavs teammate from 1989 until the trade.

Although Price is the only member of Kerr’s all-time starting five not inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Kerr raved about his former teammate and compared Price to Golden State star Steph Curry.

“Mark was incredible,” Kerr told Johnson. “He was one of the first guys I’d ever seen who could shoot 3-pointers really well from the dribble and the catch, and he was just so dynamic with the ball in his hands. He was actually a lot like Steph in that.” you had to pick it up way past the 3-point line… and this was in an era when 3-pointers weren’t really emphasized.

“Mark probably took four or five [3-pointers] a game. If he played today and made 15 to 20 threes a game, no matter how strong and fast he was, how dynamic he was, he would be an All-Star every year.”

And Kerr has not only been blessed to play alongside NBA legends such as Jordan, Pippen, Duncan, O’Neal and Price, but he has also had the privilege of being coached by an incredible group of leaders including Gregg Popovich, Phil Jackson, Lute Olson. and Lenny Wilkens.

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So, which one of that group would Kerr pick to coach his all-time top five? He lets them guess.

“I will respectfully decline to answer that question,” Kerr laughed. “I don’t think any of them would care, actually, but they would all be fine coaching that group.”

And Kerr has coached the Warriors since his playing days, leading the franchise to four NBA titles in the past eight seasons.

That should put him on the all-time lists for years to come.

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