Steve Kerr hired by Golden State Warriors as head coach

Steve Kerr hired by Golden State Warriors as head coach

The Golden State Warriors have hired Steve Kerr as their head coach, two people familiar with the development told USA TODAY Sports.

Kerr, who has no head coaching experience, will get a five-year deal worth $25 million, one of the people said. The people requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly, though the team made an announcement late Wednesday.

Kerr, the former Phoenix Suns general manager who won five championships as a player, also was a top candidate for the New York Knicks job. Instead, he replaces another TV analyst-turned-coach, recently fired Mark Jackson.

[usatoday]