Steve Kerr returns to Arizona for special honor that could make Andre Iguodala jealous
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is a very busy man these days as he prepares his squad for training camp. But despite his hectic schedule, the amiable tactician always finds time for his alma mater.
Kerr helped lead Arizona to the Final Four in 1988 as the team’s top point guard. He teamed up with the likes of fellow future NBA players Sean Elliot, Jud Buechler, Tom Tolbert, and Sean Rooks to carry the Wildcats to a deep run in the NCAA Tournament before eventually bowing to Oklahoma led by future NBA All-Star Mookie Blaylock and NBA champion Stacey King.
Kerr’s squad is forever remembered at Arizona. That’s why on Saturday, he will be named as the first honorary captain of the Arizona Football Team during the Jedd Fisch era, as the Wildcats will take on San Diego State (via Arizona Football).
Add Arizona Football Honorary Captain to the list. @SteveKerr will be the first honorary captain of the @CoachJeddFisch era when the Cats take on San Diego State this Saturday at 7:00 PM MST! Be sure to be there! #ItsPersonal #BearDown pic.twitter.com/9vdjxJ3Vic
— Arizona Football (@ArizonaFBall) September 7, 2021
It will be the latest accolade for the 55-year-old Kerr, who averaged 11.2 points on 54.8 field goal shooting and 3.4 assists in four years at Arizona. He recently won a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics as an assistant coach of Team USA.
Being the good-humored guy that he is, Kerr could rub his latest honor in the face of returning Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, who also starred for Arizona from 2002 to 2004. Iguodala, however, never got as far as the Final Four. While his numbers were better than Kerr in the NBA, he will never top his coach’s legacy for the Wildcats. But judging by their close relationship, that doesn’t matter.
What’s important is that Steve Kerr and Andre Iguodala have reunited and everything feels right for the Warriors again.