Steve Kerr estimated he received 70 congratulatory text messages when he won his third NBA championship as a coach. His favorite on was from the most famous golfer in the world. 

Tiger Woods, according to Kerr, sparked a relationship last year amid their back woes.

“I don’t want to be a name-dropper, but I guess the one that kind of stood out was Tiger Woods,” Kerr told 95.7 The Game on Thursday. “That was pretty cool. He and I connected last year over our back problems, so we’ve kind of stayed in touch.” 

Asked jokingly if he would send a text back to Woods after the golfer’s opening-round 78 at the U.S. Open on Thursday, Kerr laughed.  

 “I’m not sure if I’m going to reciprocate on that one tonight,” he said.