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Steve Kerr hired to coach Golden State Warriors

Steve Kerr NBA (2007 photo by jmrosenfeld via wikipedia commons)

It had been rumored for weeks by the so-called NBA experts in the media, that when Phil Jackson took over as team president of the New York Knicks that he would hire Steve Kerr.

To some it seemed far-fetched that Jackson would actually hire Kerr, who has never been an NBA head coach, to lead the Knicks.

While Jackson was still deciding on who he would hire, Kerr was also negotiating with the Golden State Warriors.

As it turned out, the Warriors out-bid the Knicks and have hired Kerr away from his job as a TNT broadcaster to replace Mark Jackson as their head coach.

Kerr, according to his agent, will be paid $25 million dollars on a five-year deal.

The 48-year-old Kerr was born in Beirut, Lebanon while his dad, Malcolm was engaged in higher learning and research in the Middle East.

The former point guard played his college basketball at the University of Arizona for Lute Olson and his teammates included Sean Elliott, Tom Tolbert and Kenny Lofton.

As an NBA player, the 6’3, 175-pounder played for Phoenix, Cleveland, Orlando, Chicago, San Antonio twice and Portland. He scored 5,437 points and 1,658 assists. He won five NBA Championships.

Kenny Lofton now a member of Indians Hall of Fame

Saturday night at Progressive Field was a night filled with memories as the Cleveland Indians honored fan-favorite Kenny Lofton by inducting him into their Hall of Fame.

In the 1990′s, Lofton was the Indians engine-starter, a dynamic leadoff hitter. From 1992-1996, he batted .316. He won four Gold Glove Awards in his career.

Kenny Lofton (MLB)

While in an Indians uniform, he racked yp 975 runs, with 1,512 hits and 452 steals.

Lofton was joined on the field by former Indians players such as Bob Feller, Charles Nagy, Sandy Alomar, Mike Hargrove, Sam McDowell and Andre Thronton.

Lofton was a member of those Indians teams that played before a team record-setting 455 sellout crowds at then-Jacobs Field.

The 2007 playoffs was the last time Kenny Lofton suited up in an Indians uniform. Even today, he looks as if he can still play center field.

compiled from staff, wire and Cleveland Indians news

Twins beat Indians on Kenny Lofton night

The Cleveland Indians during their days of winning division titles, were used to big crowds in the month of August.

Saturday night at Progressive Field was a nostalgic night with a large crowd with the Indians wearing Negro League uniforms and honoring fan favorite, former outfielder Kenny Lofton, who was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame.

Kenny Lofton Indians Hall of Famer (mlb)

But the Minnesota Twins had other ideas. They grabbed an early lead; allowed the Indians to tie the game but eventually showed why they’re a contending team by pulling away in a 7-2 win.

Carl Pavano, now 14-7, beat his former team on the one year anniversary of the trade. He has a record of 19-11 since last August 7.

Fausto Carmona was the loser, he falls to 11-9. Carmona allowed five runs on 10 hits in 7 1/3 innings.

compiled from Cleveland Indians news