Turner Sports is getting back a real NBA star. He spent four seasons as an NBA game analyst for the cable network from 2003 to 2007 before he returned to the NBA in management.
Steve Kerr, who most recently most recently served as president of basketball operations and general manager of the Phoenix Suns, "will join TNT’s NBA Thursday night doubleheader coverage and will be a part of the network’s NBA All-Star weekend and NBA Playoffs coverage. In addition, he will be a key contributor for NBATV and NBA.com, providing analysis and commentary for The Finals, All Star Weekend and the NBA Draft," Turner Sports has announced.
It’s a multi-year deal, Turner said.
Said Kerr, in a statement, "“I’m fortunate to have worked with two great organizations since the end of my NBA playing career; Turner Sports and the Phoenix Suns. As I resume my broadcasting career, I’m excited to return to the Turner Sports family and proud to be associated with such a great group of people.”
Jeff Behnke, executive producer of Turner Sports, said, in a statement, “We look forward to Steve bringing back to Turner Sports his unique insights, candor and game analysis to our telecasts, sharing the added knowledge he gained during his three years building a team as an NBA General Manager.”
According to the announcement, Kerr "is the [NBA’s] all-time best three-point shooter at .454 (726/1,599), as well as the single season leader in three-point accuracy, hitting .524 (89-170) of his attempts during the 1994-95 season."
Furthermore, the annoucement notes, "A 15-year NBA veteran, Kerr’s notable career includes five NBA Championships with the Chicago Bulls (1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98) and San Antonio Spurs (1998-99 and 2002-03)."