The Golden State Warriors have been celebrating all throughout the 2022 NBA offseason after they came out on top in the 2022 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics. It was the Warriors' fourth championship in the past eight seasons, and if it wasn't safe to say so beforehand, it's clear that their recent run has been quite dynastic. And at the center of it all has been their head coach, Steve Kerr.
Kerr has coached many great players, but who else would he like to work with?
Kerr has played a significant role in Golden State's success, as he reinvented their offense and let players like Steph Curry and Klay Thompson redefine the game of basketball with their lights-out shooting. Kerr has gotten a chance to coach some great players during his time with the Warriors, with Curry, Thompson, and Kevin Durant coming in at the top of that list.
But who else would Kerr like to work with in the NBA that isn't currently on the Warriors? When presented with that question, Kerr responded with Milwaukee Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. Kerr believes that not only is Antetokounmpo a great player, but he's also a great person, which would make him the perfect player to work with in Kerr's opinion.
Could Kerr end up coaching Giannis in the future?
For the time being, Antetokounmpo's future is committed to the Bucks. He's entering the second year of his five-year, $228 million deal and will almost certainly spend the remainder of that deal with Milwaukee. But after that, who knows what could happen.
Giannis expressed the possibility of joining the Chicago Bulls in the future earlier this offseason, hinting that he may be planning his next move already. If Antetokounmpo is already looking to the future, could a deal that sees him join the Warriors dynasty be on the table? The idea appears to already be in Kerr's mind, and with Antetokounmpo openly contemplating which team he will join after the Bucks, it has to be considered a legitimate possibility.
Chances are Kerr will still be coaching well into the future, as he's only 56 years old and has most likely built up enough goodwill with the Warriors and their fanbase that he will be able to leave coaching on his own terms in the future. For now, nothing is imminent, but it will be interesting to see if Kerr gets his shot to work with Antetokounmpo in the future.