Steve Kerr, the head coach of the league-leading Golden State Warriors, see some similarities with his team and the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls, which holds the record for the best record (72-10) in any regular season in NBA history.
One of those similarities is the aura of the respective teams’ superstars, namely Stephen Curry and Michael Jordan.
“There is an aura that’s similar. Steph is obviously a worldwide phenomenon now and you see a thousand people watching him warm up or you see a couple hundred people at the hotel at 2 a.m. trying to get his autograph, that’s similar to the Michael phenomenon,” Kerr said via NBC Sports.
With a record-breaking season with regards to his individual stats and with the Warriors on pace to challenge the Bulls’ 72-10 record, Curry has become one of the most popular players in the league and also one of its most exciting players.
For the 2015-2016 season, Curry, who is the leading Most Valuable Player candidate again after winning the NBA MVP award last season, averages 30.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.1 steals in 43 games this season.
In a November 2015 interview with ESPN, Kerr, who was part of that all-time great Bulls squad led by Jordan and Scottie Pippen, was interviewed about the Warriors vs. Bulls topic.
Kerr wouldn’t commit at that time on which team he thinks will come out on top if the two great squads meet on the floor but said there are interesting subplots in that match-up that he would have liked to see. Two of them being the Draymond Green vs. Dennis Rodman forward match-up and how the Bulls would have guarded Stephen Curry.