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The Cavs also reached out to Kerr, one league source said, but he quickly declined. Negotiations with the other clubs were too far advanced and Kerr had no interest in moving to Cleveland. Akron Beacon Journal

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Jerry West has been busy at the NBA draft combine in Chicago the last few days -- he wasn't in Oklahoma City for the meeting Monday night that convinced Steve Kerr to join the Warriors. But when I reached West on Thursday, he was clearly satisfied with the way the Warriors' coaching search turned out and how it fits into co-owner Joe Lacob's big-picture plan. "All of us are pleased by this hire," West said of Kerr. "He's someone who has a long history with successful teams. We're just hopeful that he can have the same kind of success here as a coach that he had as a player. "Being on championship teams, learning from some of the best coaches in this game, his experience as a general manager . . . all of these factors will help him in this job. San Jose Mercury-News

No, Phil Jackson didn’t exactly throw money Steve Kerr’s way early on in the process of seeking a new Knicks head coach. By the time Jackson’s offer improved, it was too late. The Post has learned Jackson’s initial offer to Kerr was a lowball of three years, $13.2 million. That offer stuck for more than a week before the Warriors got involved Tuesday. Kerr wound up agreeing to terms with Golden State on a five-year, $22 million contract — not the $25 million that was widely reported. New York Post

A source said Kerr wasn’t moving across the country for less money than the Warriors were offering. The Knicks have insisted Jackson, not owner James Dolan, handled the negotiations. Kerr never spoke to Dolan during the process, meeting with general manager Steve Mills and basketball operations director Jamie Mathews. New York Post

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