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Social media reactions of Steve Kerr named U.S. Olympic basketball coach

The unreal life story of Steve Kerr added another chapter on Monday with his selection to be the next U.S. Olympic basketball coach starting in the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

From an unknown high school guard out of Pacific Palisades, Calif., to a folk hero at Arizona leading the Wildcats along with Sean Elliott to the school’s first Final Four to five NBA titles in 15 years a pro to three more NBA titles as coach of the Golden State Warriors to now the Team USA men’s basketball coach … the legend grows stronger.

“This is truly humbling when I think about how few coaches have ever had this opportunity to be the coach of the Olympic team in USA basketball,” Kerr said Monday morning during his introductory press conference. “I have been very blessed, very lucky in my career and this opportunity is a result of being in the right place at the right time, working with the right people.

“It’s the opportunity of a lifetime and I can’t wait to work with all these guys.”

The following are social media reactions of his selection to lead the American men in the Olympics:

Does anybody have a better résumé to be the U.S. coach?

Member of Team USA in 1986 with Lute Olson as coach

Quality coaching staff with Kerr when U.S. plays in Paris

Let’s not forget Steve Kerr was a 3-point master himself

“When Steve asked me to be on the staff with him, I was blown away.” — Monty Williams

“It’s our job as coaches to put the guys in the very best position to succeed.” — Steve Kerr

Steve Kerr recently won his 400th game as head coach of the Golden State Warriors

The 2024 Olympics will be a lot of fun to watch

The full introductory press conference announcing Steve Kerr as Team USA coach:

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