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Steve Kerr Made Professional Sports Coaching History Last Night

The Golden State Warriors' coach won his 200th game.

The biggest name on the Golden State Warriors is not Steve Kerr. The head coach has been overshadowed by two-time MVP Steph Curry, and of course, the signing of perennial all-star Kevin Durant. However, we should be paying attention to what Kerr has done in his three years as the head coach of the Warriors.

Last night the Warriors took down MVP frontrunner James Harden and the Houston Rockets by a score of 113-106.

The win gave Steve Kerr his 200th of his career after just three seasons in charge of the team. Kerr's overall record? 200-38.

Not only is Kerr the fastest NBA coach to reach 200 wins, he's the fastest coach in American professional sports history to reach that plateau.

Let's put Kerr's success into context with some of the greatest NBA coaches of all-time. Kerr wins an astounding 84% of his games. Now, he took over for a Warriors team that won 51 games before firing Marc Jackson and bringing Kerr in.

The great Phil Jackson won 70.4% of his games, while Greg Popovich wins 69.6% of his games.

Simply put, Kerr is in great company.