Phoenix Suns GM Steve Kerr Seems On Track for Extension After Rough Start

March 29th, 2010 by Juan Sarinas Leave a reply »
For the amount of grief Phoenix Suns general manager Steve Kerr got during the first years of his tenure, mostly for the Shaquille O'Neal experiment (which Kerr maintains was not a trade he was favorable of) and also the failed hiring of Terry Porter as head coach, it may seem unlikely and weird in a way that he is basically on due for a contract extension this offseason .

However, that indeed is the case, as Kerr seems more and more likely to earn an extension many did not think he would earn just a few seasons ago.

Inside the organization, the buzz is rising about these Phoenix Suns—it is a team fans and club officials believe is a legitimate threat to make the conference finals this year, and likewise Kerr's popularity is on the rise. Sure, he had some absolutely terrible moves, or at least he was at the head of bad moves, however he has more than redeemed his image.

One of Kerr's best moves as Phoenix's general manager is replacing Porter in the middle of last season, a move Porter admitted was a "failure," by hiring long-time Suns assistant coach Alvin Gentry as head coach. While Gentry did not have the best pedigree before the seas ...

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