Stephen Douglas "Steve" Kerr (born September 27, 1965 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was the most accurate three-point shooter in National Basketball Association history upon his retirement in 2003. Kerr is a five-time NBA champion.
On June 2, 2007, the Phoenix Suns named Steve Kerr as the team's President of Basketball Operations and General Manager. Kerr, an original partner in Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver's 2004 purchase of the franchise, helped facilitate Sarver's opportunity to buy the Suns, has been one of Sarver's trusted advisors in basketball decisions over the past three years.
As the son of Malcolm Kerr, an American academic who specialized in the Middle East, Kerr spent much of his childhood in Lebanon and other Arab states, such as Egypt where he attended Cairo American College. He attended Palisades High School (now Palisades Charter High School) in Pacific Palisades, California. On January 18, 1984, Kerr's father, who was then serving as president of the American University of Beirut, was assassinated by suspected militant nationalists in Beirut.
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