Steve Kerr Honors Craig Sager Before Warriors vs. Knicks Game

December 15th, 2016 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »

Longtime Turner Sports broadcaster Craig Sager died of acute myeloid leukemia at 65 years old Thursday, and Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr honored him before his team took the floor to face the New York Knicks.

Kerr—who worked with Sager as a Turner broadcaster before taking the Warriors job—gathered the Golden State and New York players and asked the crowd at Oracle Arena to join him in applause for the way Sager lived his life.

"Kerr is a brilliant guy, so it doesn't surprise me that he spoke so powerfully about Craig Sager," James Neveau of NBC Chicago tweeted.

Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press echoed similar sentiments:

NBA on TNT offered a tribute video for the broadcaster earlier Thursday:

Sager was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame days before he died. He is survived by his wife and five children.

Sager often stood out on the sidelines because of his brightly colored suits and ties, but he was one of the best broadcasters sports (and all) media had to offer. His interactions with coaches such as K ...

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