In a parallel universe, Warriors legend Steph Curry could have been a Phoenix Sun and Steve Kerr would have been the reason why.
In a full circle moment, Steve Kerr was actually the general manager of the Suns in 2009 and wanted to secure another Steve Nash-esque player. Queue Steph Curry.
“I was the GM in Phoenix from 2007-10. We were looking at Steph Curry and seeing Steve Nash,” Kerr said on Headliners with Rachel Nichols. “They were so alike in so many ways. We had watched Steve just become 2x MVP. So all the concerns that most of people in the league had about Steph in terms of size, defense, and athleticism, we saw everything we needed to see. Steve had just done so much in the league, and we thought he could be very similar. We tried to trade for him and thought we had a deal done the night before the draft. When he fell [to the seventh pick], our draft room erupted because we thought the deal was in place and Steph was going to be a Phoenix Sun. It didn’t happen, it fell through.”
Warriors fans, breathe a sigh of relief.
When the deal fell through, the Warriors took Steph at seventh overall in the draft.
Kerr and Curry teamed up in 2014 when he joined Golden State as the head coach.
The two of them have done great things together and won four championships together at the Warriors.
They have also enjoyed Hall-of-Fame worthy careers in their time spent in the Bay, since Kerr has won Coach of the Year and Curry has earned not one, but two MVP awards in his time.
Despite his age, Steph has been on fire to start the 2023-24 season and is currently averaging 29.1 points, five rebounds and 4.7 assists on 47.6 shooting from the field.