VIDEO: Steve Kerr’s interesting take on how the Michael Jordan-Bulls dynasty ended
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr recently guested on Shotime’s “All the Smoke” podcast with Matt Barnes. One of the most intriguing topics of discussion covered Kerr’s role in the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls dynasty in the ’90’s.
After winning six titles in eight years, the Bulls dynasty infamously came to an end after the 1997-98 season, and according to Kerr, there is no doubt in his mind that the timing was perfect:
According to Kerr, the entire Bulls team knew at the back of their minds that breaking it all up was the right thing to do:
“We knew we were done,” Kerr said (h/t of Ishaan Bhattacharya of Essentially Sports).
“There’s an emotional toll that is so big that’s it’s hard for people to understand. When a team loses its edge, it’s energy, it’s motivation, it’s just over. People can say ‘if you guys had come back’ or ‘if Michael didn’t go play baseball you would’ve had 8 championships in a row’. I call bullsh*t. There was no way. There was too much fatigue and it ended for a reason. It was supposed to end.”
As Kerr described above, the general belief is that the Bulls could have won more had the core stayed in tact beyond their second three-peat. However, there is always an argument that Chicago had already outlived their union at that point. Clearly, Kerr agrees with this notion.
For his part, Kerr made the move to the San Antonio Spurs in the summer of 1998. He would go on to win two more chips with the Spurs, bringing up his total career tally to a very ipressive five championships.