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Beneath Steve Kerr?s self-control is a life?s worth of outrage and grief

the NBA Western Conference finals
the Dallas Mavericks
| Playoff
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Steve Kerr
Malcolm Kerr
Ann Kerr-Adams
Lute Olson
Phil Jackson
Gregg Popovich
Jason Kidd
Luka Doncic
Joel Embiid
Charles Barkley


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the Golden State Warriors


Game 4
NBA Finals

Positivity     47.00%   
   Negativity   53.00%
The New York Times
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So, when Kerr began his news conference before Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference finals against the Dallas Mavericks with the skin around his mouth stretched tight, and his hands one minute smacking the table and the next rubbing at his forehead, it demanded attention.Steve Kerr slams senators after Uvalde school shooting“Any basketball questions don’t matter,” he began. “Since we left shoot-around, 14 children were killed 400 miles from here.” Then he paused and stared down at the table.“And a teacher,” he said, swallowing heavily, almost choking on the word.Malcolm Kerr was a teacher, a worldly professor of political science at UCLA who loved to compete yet prided himself on his reason and broad perspective. Puzzlement,” Kerr said in that phone conversation. It’s to say, ‘This is your team.’ ”Steve Kerr’s life was shaken by gun violence when it took his fatherThose looking for the source of Kerr’s extraordinary success in coaching — on the cusp of making a sixth NBA Finals in eight years with the Warriors — naturally go to his basketball mentors, to Lute Olson, to Phil Jackson, to Gregg Popovich, and no question he took a little from each. “There is such great value in going for it and putting yourself in the moment and not fearing the repercussion of the miss or the loss,” he has said.Kerr’s parents taught him the value of developed reason by exemplifying it themselves. “I’m tired — I’m so tired of getting up here and offering condolences to the devastated families that are out there,” Kerr said Tuesday night.

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