In a surprising revelation, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr disclosed a pivotal moment in NBA history, highlighting the potential alteration of Steph Curry’s career trajectory.
Kerr, who served as the general manager of the Phoenix Suns during the 2009 NBA Draft, unveiled that a trade agreement for the rookie sensation was verbally established.
The Suns, recognizing the brilliance of a young Curry, saw a reflection of two-time MVP Steve Nash in the emerging star. Despite concerns about Curry’s size and defense that deterred some teams, the Suns were poised to reshape their future with the sharpshooting guard.
In a recent statement, Kerr shared the intense excitement in the Suns’ draft room when Curry unexpectedly fell to the seventh pick.
The anticipation was palpable as they believed the trade deal was sealed, envisioning Curry donning the Phoenix Suns jersey. However, the proposed trade collapsed, altering the course of Curry’s journey.
Reflecting on the pivotal moment, Kerr expressed, “It didn’t happen, it fell through. We knew how much we liked him.” Despite the initial setback, Curry found his home with the Golden State Warriors, ultimately evolving into an NBA icon and clinching four NBA championships.
The twist of fate didn’t end there, as Kerr, once involved in the potential trade, later joined forces with Curry as the head coach of the Warriors.