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February 8, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Sophomore guard Steve Kerr scored a career-high 23 points, 13 in the first half, as Arizona defeated Stanford, 68-56, in a Pacific 10 basketball game Thursday night at Tucson. The Wildcats, who hit 10 of 14 shots to take an early lead, scored their fourth straight conference victory. Arizona's Pac-10 record is 7-3 and overall record 16-6 while Stanford fell to 3-7 and 11-9. Midway through the first half, the Wildcats scored eight consecutive points.
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November 8, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
HOUSTON -- Former NBA players were not impressed by Dwight Howard's game in the Lakers' 99-98 victory Thursday over Houston. TNT analyst Charles Barkley said the Rockets had a “horrible half-court offense.” “Dwight Howard still doesn't know how to post-up. He just holds his hand up and says, 'Throw me the ball.' He doesn't use any leg action,” Barkley said. Steve Kerr was similarly unimpressed, saying Howard's off-season work with Hakeem Olajuwon had “not paid off yet” and the 27-year-old was still “a work in progress” despite being “a long way into his career.” The Lakers might have been lucky in not signing Howard to a five-year, $118-million deal, said Kerr, also a TNT analyst.
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March 13, 1988 | JOHN FEINSTEIN, The Washington Post
It was a sad scene. Steve Kerr, who has endured so much, without a trace of bitterness or self pity, could not escape the taunts of a small group of Arizona State fans that stood chanting: "PLO, PLO. Where's your dad?" It was four years ago that Kerr's father, Malcolm Kerr, was assassinated by terrorists as he arrived at his office at the American University in Beirut, where he was the school's president.
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September 28, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
It's a line Steve Nash would rather leave off a resume that includes two most-valuable-player awards, 10,249 assists and a record 90.4% accuracy on free throws. He's now the oldest player in the NBA. "It's not a privilege I ever really dreamed about," the 39-year-old said Saturday while encircled by reporters during Lakers media day. "It's pretty strange and I guess surreal in a way. " PHOTOS: Lakers Media Day That would make it like everything else Nash has experienced since becoming a Laker.
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September 6, 1989
The Cleveland Cavaliers on acquired guard Steve Kerr from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for their second-round draft choice in 1993.
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May 18, 1999 | MARK HEISLER
The Spurs' best shooter wasn't a factor in the last series, and isn't expected to be one in this series. Steve Kerr, who holds the NBA single-season record for three-point shooting, doesn't get far from the bench these days. Kerr signed with the Spurs after a five-year run with the Bulls, leaving with three rings and several offers. Unfortunately, when the Spurs tried to play the 6-foot Kerr alongside the 6-0 Avery Johnson, opponents just posted one of them up and beat on them.
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November 8, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
HOUSTON -- Former NBA players were not impressed by Dwight Howard's game in the Lakers' 99-98 victory Thursday over Houston. TNT analyst Charles Barkley said the Rockets had a “horrible half-court offense.” “Dwight Howard still doesn't know how to post-up. He just holds his hand up and says, 'Throw me the ball.' He doesn't use any leg action,” Barkley said. Steve Kerr was similarly unimpressed, saying Howard's off-season work with Hakeem Olajuwon had “not paid off yet” and the 27-year-old was still “a work in progress” despite being “a long way into his career.” The Lakers might have been lucky in not signing Howard to a five-year, $118-million deal, said Kerr, also a TNT analyst.
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September 16, 2013 | Ben Bolch
Three-peat is so 1988. The term purportedly coined by Byron Scott and definitively trademarked by Pat Riley amid the Lakers' failed bid for a third consecutive NBA title in the late '80s should be discarded like the faded T-shirts bearing the slogan that were once standard attire inside the Great Western Forum. It's time for a new Rileyism, particularly with the current team president of the Miami Heat chasing another championship to go with the ones his team won in 2012 and '13. In the spirit of the quest, here's a trio of alternatives for the Heat this season: Big Three for Three . An homage to the collective success of Heat stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh since joining forces in 2010.
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April 22, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Can the Lakers come back from a 1-0 deficit to defeat the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the NBA playoffs? Not without Kobe Bryant, according to TNT and NBA TV analysts. "I don't think they can beat the Spurs four times," said Steve Kerr during a conference call Monday. "My guess is that it will be a five-game series; the Lakers will get one. " Bryant is sidelined with a torn left Achilles' tendon, out for a minimum of six to nine months. The Lakers lost Game 1 to the Spurs, 91-79, on Sunday in San Antonio without him. "As good as Dwight [Howard]
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March 6, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
It still may be the regular season, but Steve Kerr said it's still OK to judge the Clippers on how they have played recently against the NBA's top three teams. The team has lost recently to San Antonio, Miami and Oklahoma City, the three teams with the best records in the league. And that's a troubling sign for the Clippers' hopes of going far in the playoffs. "The Clippers are a young team and it does make sense to sort of gauge them when they run into top competition just to see where they are," said Kerr, an NBA analyst with TNT. "To me, they are a notch below those teams.
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May 27, 2011 | By Lisa Dillman
Congratulatory messages must have been choking the in-box of Mike Brown's phone the last few days, offering best wishes and, at the same time, varying notes of caution. After all, what can you possibly say when someone is hired for one of the highest-profile jobs in sports, and is also replacing a coaching legend? Talk about what must be the ultimate in no-win situations, trying to follow the glided path of someone named Phil Jackson and his 11 NBA championships. "It's funny you say that because I texted Mike Brown last night," remarked TNT analyst and former Phoenix Suns general manager Steve Kerr.
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May 16, 2011 | By Broderick Turner
Do the Lakers try to find a copycat coach to replace Phil Jackson, or someone completely different in personality and coaching style? Or hire someone who is a composite of both? Now that Jackson has retired, it leaves the Lakers with giant shoes to fill as they search for the right candidate to replace the winningest coach in NBA history. "I don't envy the person that has to fill those shoes. That's for sure," said Steve Kerr, who played for Jackson with the Chicago Bulls and is now a TNT basketball analyst working the Eastern Conference finals between the Miami Heat and Chicago.
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June 15, 2010 | Wire and staff reports
Steve Kerr won't return as general manager of the Phoenix Suns, despite building a team that made a surprising run to the NBA's Western Conference finals. Kerr told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the decision was solely his and not the result of any disagreements with owner Robert Sarver . He said he is "exploring a couple of possibilities" to return to television work. Kerr's contract expires at the end of June. He had said he expected to work out a new deal with Sarver.
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February 15, 1999 | Associated Press
Steve Kerr got his championship ring before the game and then found his three-point touch Sunday in his return to the United Center to help the San Antonio Spurs beat the Chicago Bulls, 89-76, at Chicago. The Spurs held a one-point lead in the fourth quarter when Kerr made consecutive three-point shots to give San Antonio a 68-61 lead. Kerr was three for three on three-point shots and finished with 11 points.
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April 3, 1988 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
It was vintage Steve Kerr when the game was over. As usual, he summed up the game in a nice, neat, succinct little package. As usual, he was right on the money. By then, it was too late. The key, Kerr explained, was that he hit only 2 of the 12 three-point shots that he took. Saving all those reporters the trouble of looking it up, he volunteered that he is a 60% shooter from three-point range and he's never had an off game that was so far off.
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May 14, 2004 | LARRY STEWART
Steve Kerr will have one of the best seats in the house when the Lakers and San Antonio Spurs play Game 6 on Saturday night at Staples Center. And he doesn't even have to pay for it. In fact, he gets paid to sit courtside. Kerr, finishing his first season as a commentator for TNT, will be working the game with Marv Albert and Mike Fratello. Barely recruited out of Palisades High, he became a second-team All-American at Arizona, where he also earned Pacific 10 All-Academic honors.
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May 20, 1999
What writers in San Antonio are saying about the series: BUCK HARVEY, SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS He's the last of the Michael Jordan Bulls still standing. Or, to be more accurate, sitting. Pippen, out. Longley, out. Buechler, out. Burrell, out. Rodman, out of his mind. Include those who chose to abstain from the playoffs (Jordan, Phil Jackson and the 1999 Bulls), and Steve Kerr remains the only member of the defending champions with his dribble still alive. The bounce is weak, all right.
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