Phoenix Suns: Complete History of General Managers

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Steve Kerr. Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Steve Kerr. Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /

Kerr spent three seasons as the Suns GM and President, and during that time the Suns won 155 games and made the playoffs twice.

Kerr’s three seasons were far from unproductive. In February of 2008 Kerr traded Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks to the Miami Heat for Shaquille O’Neal, and made the playoffs, losing to the Spurs in the first round.

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Kerr did not stop trying to improve the team as he traded Boris Diaw, Raja Bell, and Sean Singletary in December of 2008, to the Charlotte Bobcats for Jason Richardson, Jared Dudley, and a 2010 2nd round pick which was used to draft Gani Lawal.

In one of the final big trades of his tenure, Kerr traded O’Neal to Cleveland for Ben Wallace, Sasha Pavlovic, a future 2nd round pick, and cash in 2009. A year later in June of 2010, Kerr stepped down from his role, but still owned 1% of the team until the Summer of 2014.

After leaving the Suns, Kerr continued his broadcasting career with TNT and called several NCAA games for Turner.

In May of 2014 Kerr became the Head Coach for the Golden State Warriors, where he went on to win a NBA Championship and won the 2015-2016 NBA Coach of the Year. Kerr remains the Warriors coach, and is coming off blowing a 3-1 series lead in the 2016 NBA Finals.

When Steve Kerr stepped down, it was next man up and that was Lance Blanks.

Next: The disappointing Lance Blanks Era