Several weeks back, Steve Kerr's son announced he would be leaving the University of San Diego with his college degree and one year of eligibility left. He wants to be a coach and would like to spend more time around his father, while participating in one last year of college basketball.
With one year of eligibility remaining, USD backup guard Nick Kerr has decided to transfer. His decision has nothing to do with former head coach Bill Grier’s firing.
Kerr longs to become a coach and wants to be near his father, first-year Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.
"My dad’s coaching the Warriors and I’m trying to become a coach," Kerr said. "I want to learn from him. I think being around (the Warriors’) practice would be the best thing for me to figure out what he’s doing."
From a strict production standpoint, losing Kerr will not hurt first-year USD head coach Lamont Smith. Kerr played in only six games this season, scoring a total of nine points. The highlight of his career came in the 2013-14 season when Kerr stepped off the bench and scored 12 points in the first half, hitting 4-of-5 3-point attempts in a 70-55 road victory vs. Pacific.
Grier, though, repeatedly said Kerr’s value to the program could not be measured by statistics. He said Kerr was instrumental in organizing offseason workouts for the team and that he was the model host when the Toreros entertained recruits.
According to the SF Chronicle, last week Nick Kerr was accepted at the School of Public Health graduate program at Cal, potentially joining his volleyball-playing sister Maddy as a Golden Bear. Will he be walking on to Coach Martin's team?
Any scoop from on campus?
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