OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have won the bidding war with the New York Knicks 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 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 under Gregg Popovich in San Antonio, but has never been a head coach.
Pistons hire Van Gundy as coach, president
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons say they have hired Stan Van Gundy as their coach and president of basketball operations.
The team will introduce Van Gundy at a news conference Thursday.
Owner Tom Gores said Wednesday that Van Gundy is a proven winner and a teacher who can help shape the franchise. Van Gundy says he’s honored to help Gores build the Pistons into a team that competes for championships.