Reported by ESPN.
I wonder if D'Antonio wanted to step down from being the GM or if he was forced?
Kerr was one of my favorite players and I guess we'll see how well he judges talent.
He's also an Arizona favorite son.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~ Mark Twain
"I came here to kick ass and chew bubble gum... and I'm all out of bubble gum."
- - Rowdy Roddy Piper
"It takes a big man to admit when he is wrong. I am not a big man"
- - Fletch
He's fondly remembered in San Antonio for his contribution to championships here. Hopefully Steve will tone down the ugliness from Phoenix's side of the rivalry between the Suns and Spurs.
It's kind of amazing how many former Spurs and Spurs coaches and executives are showing up on benches and front offices around the NBA. The Cavaliers have quite a few former San Antonians.
the people jordan used to throw the ball to are or will be better GM's than he i i.e. Paxson with the Bulls and now Kerr being hired with the suns
Item #1 on Kerr's to-do list should be to make everyone in the organization learn to spell "defense".
2007 NBA Regular Season Stats
San Antonio was #1 in the league, allowing opponents 90.1 ppg.
Detroit, currently down 3-2 in the Eastern finals, was #2 at 91.8 ppg.
Cleveland, currently up 3-2 in the Eastern finals, was #5 at 92.9 ppg.
(Anyone notice a pattern here?)
The other team in the conference finals, Utah, was 17th at 98.6 ppg. San Antonio worked them over pretty easily in the Western finals 4-1.
Phoenix ranked 23rd in the league, allowing 102.9 ppg.
For all the hype about Phoenix during the last couple regular seasons, it really isn't surprising the way they've flamed out in the past few playoffs.
Offense sells tickets.
Defense wins championships.
In pretty much every sport.
I always thought Steve Kerr would end up coaching.
I wish him well.