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Steve Kerr spurns Knicks, agrees to coach Warriors

Thu., May 15, 2014, midnight

The Golden State Warriors won the bidding war for Steve Kerr, hiring him away from the TNT broadcast table to be their coach. Kerr agreed to a five-year, $25 million deal Wednesday, said his agent, Mike Tannenbaum. Kerr had been in talks with the New York Knicks about becoming their next coach after Phil Jackson took over as team president in March. He won three titles playing for Jackson in Chicago and another two in San Antonio but has never been a head coach. Kerr spent three seasons as general manager of the Phoenix Suns before stepping down in June 2010. He replaces Mark Jackson, who was fired by the Warriors after three seasons. – AP

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