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Diamond Leung: Steve Kerr in 2012 also wrote that Jerry West is the greatest GM of all time: grantland.com/features/steve… Twitter @diamond83
Diamond Leung: Steve Kerr told the Dan Le Batard Show it was five teams that reached out to him. Twitter @diamond83
The Golden State Warriors have finalized an agreement for Steve Kerr, a 15-year NBA veteran and five-time NBA Champion as a player, to become the team’s new head coach, it was announced today. Kerr becomes the 25th head coach in franchise history and the 20th since the team moved to the West Coast in 1962. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not announced. NBA.com
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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