Warriors’ Steve Kerr admits why he was so nervous when interviewing Bill Murray
Hollywood actor Bill Murray was a recent guest on Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr’s “Flying Coach” podcast with Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. As it turns out, Kerr was a bit starstruck by Murray, with the Dubs coach feeling the nerves prior to the interview.
Kerr shared his experience on a recent appearance on the “Hoops, Adjacent” podcast:
“‘Cause I’m such a big fan,” Kerr said, via David Aldridge of The Athletic. “I used to see him in Chicago, ’cause he was such a big Bulls fan back in the day. I remember, especially when we would go to New York, I remember seeing him outside of our locker room – he’d kind of be in the hallways outside the locker room at MSG. And I always wanted to really talk to him, but I was always nervous. I just loved his stuff.
According to Kerr, it was actually Murray’s son who served as the link between them, and it resulted in a pretty fun and wildly engaging conversation between the hosts and their celebrity guest.
“His son actually reached out to us – his son is an assistant coach at Louisville,” Kerr added. “So he reached out and he said ‘my dad would love to come on the podcast if you guys are interested.’ So that was really, really cool. …He was a really fun guest, just talking to him about the culture on a movie set, what it’s like, the comparisons to a sports team.”
Kerr and Carroll have aired several episodes of their podcast, which has received some rave reviews from listeners and critics alike. They’ve had a handful of renowned personalities as guests, and their conversations always seem to have a sense of captivation. All proceeds of the podcast are donated to the ongoing COVID-19 research.