Steve Kerr boasts two of the five greatest single-season 3-point shooting percentages in NBA history and is the all-time leader in career 3-point percentage (45.4). (52.4 in 1994-95 and 51.5 in 1995-96). He also made more than 40 percent of his shots from behind the arc for 11 consecutive seasons from 1991-92 to 2001-02.
Kerr's dominance at the arc is one reason many expect him to be named the next coach of the Golden State Warriors. He has been serving as an assistant with the Chicago Bulls since 2003 and led the Warriors to a championship last year. Before joining the Bulls' staff, he was the head coach of the national champion University of California, Berkeley Bears.
The other top candidate would be Danny Ferry, who has been an assistant with the New York Knicks since 2009. Before that, he was the head coach of the Detroit Pistons from 2006 to 2008. He is a former player who spent eight seasons in the NBA.
Ferry has a record of 80-82 as a head coach. He led the Pistons to the playoffs each season he was there but never got past the first round. Prior to becoming a coach, he was a star forward for four seasons at Yale University where he earned All-America honors.
Steve Kerr holds the NBA lifetime record for 3-point shooting accuracy (45.4 percent). Kerr had a fine 15-year NBA career, largely coming off the bench, before fading into oblivion, but this tenacious reporter tracked him out to discuss 3-point records, shooting, and Curry. Kerr said he doesn't pay attention to these things.
Although Stephen Curry appears on this list 27 times, his teammate Klay Thompson owns the NBA record for both the regular season (14 3-pointers) and the playoffs (14 3-pointers).
This article contains two lists: This is a list of NBA players ranked by total career regular season three-point field goals made. A progressive list of three-point leaders demonstrates how the record has improved over time. The statistics are current as of March 11, 2020.
400. He will be remembered as the greatest 3-point shooter in history. Curry won the NBA All-Star 3-point contest for the second time on Sunday, joining Larry Bird, Craig Hodges, Mark Price, Jeff Hornacek, Peja Stojakovic, and Jason Kapono in the record books.
399. He is the first player to score 400 points since Kobe Bryant last year. Curry has now scored 100 or more points in a game seven times in his career. The other three players to reach this mark are Michael Jordan (11), LeBron James (9), and Kevin Durant (8).
398. He has more 30-point games than any other player in NBA history. Curry has eight such games this season, breaking Ray Allen's previous record of six.
397. He has led the Warriors to the playoffs each year he has been playing. That's never happened before for a player in his early seasons. The only other players to do so are Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson, and Tim Duncan.
396. He has made at least one 3-pointer in every game this season. This is the first time that has ever happened.
395. He has made at least one 3-pointer in every playoff game he has played this year. That's never happened before in an entire postseason series.
Jordan hit over 42 percent in his finest 3-point shooting season, while Bryant's highest was 38 percent. Jordan hit 32.6 percent from 3-point range in the finals, which was greater than Kobe's total. Jordan SHOT EVEN BETTER IN THE FINALS WITH THE LONG 3 AT AN AMAZING 40%!
Overall, they were both great shooters from downtown but Kobe was better.
James is now ranked third all-time. Wilt Chamberlain holds the record for most points scored in a single NBA season with 4,029 in 1961-62. The following is a list of NBA players ranked by total career regular season points scored.
Adam Vinatieri (48), 267 points from 1996 to 2019. Morten Andersen: 2,544 between 1982 and 2007. Gary Anderson has 2,434 points from 1982 to 2004 and Jason Hanson had 2,150 points from 1992 to 2012. 6 2 004 Matt Stover: 1991-2009 2 062 John Carney: 1988-2010 7 George Blanda: 2,002 between 1949 and 1975; 8 Jason Elam: 1,983 between 1993 and 2009; 9 John Kasay is 1,97010 years old (1991-2011). Sebastian Janikowski: 2000-2018; 1,913-11
Ray Allen's career 3-point scoring leaders in the National Basketball Association
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Not surprisingly, Michael Jordan appears most often among the players with the most points scored in an NBA playoff game. Jordan appears in the top 10 an unbelievable five times. Jordan reached the 55-point plateau on three separate occasions, including once in 1988 and a couple of times when he led the Bulls to NBA titles in 1993 and 1997. (The 1988 game was also the highest scoring of his career.) The other six players are all members of the Basketball Hall of Fame: Red Auerbach, Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, John Havlicek, Al Jefferson and Dwyane Wade.
The following table shows the five most prolific scorers in NBA playoff history:
Player Pts. Michael Jordan* 972 Charles Barkley 708 Shaquille O'Neal 696 Kobe Bryant 605 LeBron James 524 *as of 2014-15 season
These five players represent four different nations: USA, UK, France, Spain. Three of them (Jordan, Bryant, and Wade) were born in US states other than Louisiana! And two of them (Barkley and O'Neal) were not even NBA players when they had their games.
In fact, only two players in NBA history have scored 50 or more points in a playoff game: Jordan and Oscar Robertson. Only five players have scored 40 or more points in a playoff game: Jordan, Robertson, Auerbach, Elvin Hayes, and Jerry West.