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Kerr, Warriors agree to two-year, $35M contract extension, per agents

Kerr, Warriors agree to two-year, $35M contract extension, per agents originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

Steve Kerr isn't done yet.

He and the Warriors have agreed to a record-setting two-year, $35 million contract extension, his agents, Rick Smith and Dan Eveloff of Priority Sports, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday night.

The new contract makes Kerr the highest-paid coach in NBA history.

As Wojnarowski pointed out, Gregg Popovich makes more money annually than Kerr, but he's not just the San Antonio Spurs' coach. He's also the president of basketball operations.

Kerr, in his 10th season with the Warriors, was in the final year of his contract before he agreed to the new extension.

Kerr and veteran guard Klay Thompson's contract situations were the talk of the Warriors' offseason, but Golden State now has locked up its coach for at least the 2024-25 and 2025-26 seasons. That also happens to be how many years Steph Curry has left on his contract, too.

Kerr eclipsed the 500-win plateau last week in the Warriors' final game before the NBA All-Star break, and he entered Friday's game against the Charlotte Hornets with a 501-264 regular-season coaching record.

The Warriors' dynasty took shape after Kerr arrived in the Bay in 2014, as he immediately helped them win the 2015 NBA Finals for their first league title in 40 years. They went to the next four Finals, winning two more championships.

The Warriors returned to the NBA Finals in 2022, and beat the Boston Celtics in six games to claim their fourth title in Kerr's first eight seasons as coach.

Now Kerr, who has a 99-41 playoff record, will try to guide the Warriors to at least one more championship with the core of Curry, Thompson and Draymond Green.

Kerr always made it clear that he wanted to remain with the Warriors, and as recently as 10 days ago, he told The Ringer he expected to remain Golden State's coach. On Friday, Warriors CEO Joe Lacob made that a reality.

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