Silk Speaker Series

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The University of San Francisco Silk Speaker Series includes key thought leaders on global affairs, the economy, and business.

The Silk Speaker Series is designed to provide learning opportunities and discussions for USF’s students, alumni, faculty, and friends of the university.

The Silk Speaker Series Presents Steve Kerr

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6–7:15 p.m.
Location: War Memorial Gym at the Sobrato Center, USF Campus
General Admission: $25
USF Students, Faculty, Staff (w/ valid ID) | Complimentary

Seating is limited and registration is required.

Register For Silk Speaker Series presents Steve Kerr

The Silk Speaker Series is pleased to welcome Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors, to the University of San Francisco.

Steve KerrSteve Kerr carries 30 years of NBA experience as a player, coach, television analyst, and front office executive, including a three-year stint (2007–10) as president of basketball operations and general manager for the Phoenix Suns. Currently entering his fifth season as head coach of the Golden State Warriors, Kerr has guided the club through four of the most prolific seasons in NBA history with a list of accomplishments that includes three NBA championships, four straight NBA Finals appearances, the NBA’s single-season wins record (73), an NBA Coach of the Year award (2015–16), and four of the five winningest seasons in franchise history.


Jennifer AzziJennifer Azzi is director of special initiatives at the University of San Francisco. She has been inducted into seven halls of fame, including the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Jennifer is an Olympic Gold Medalist, Stanford NCAA National Champion, two-time World Champion, Naismith Award and Wade Trophy award winner, WNBA All-Star, NCAA Silver Anniversary Award Winner, and was head coach of the University of San Francisco women’s basketball team where she led the program to its first NCAA tournament appearance in 20 years. Jennifer Azzi’s achievements have firmly established her as one of the most accomplished figures in sports.

Daniel RascherDaniel Rascher is director of academic programs and professor in the Master in Sport Management program at the University of San Francisco, where he also teaches courses in sports economics and finance and research methods.  He has also taught at Northwestern University, the IE Business School in Madrid, and the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). Dr. Rascher received his PhD in economics from UC Berkeley. He has authored over fifty articles and book chapters, as well as a textbook in the sport management and economics fields, has been interviewed hundreds of times by the media for his opinion on various aspects of the business of sports, and has given over one hundred presentations at professional and academic conferences.

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