PHOENIX - The Phoenix Suns announced Tuesday that Steve Kerr will leave the team as president and general manager when his contract runs out on June 30.
“After much thought and deliberation, I have decided this is the right time for me to move on both professionally and personally,” Kerr said in a statement posted on the Suns' web site.
Kerr, 44, said he will explore opportunities in broadcasting which would allow him more time with his family in San Diego.
Kerr was named president of basketball operations and general manager in June 2007.
According to the Suns, only three players remain from the roster Kerr inherited in 2007. He eventually gathered a roster that led the team to a berth in the Western Conference Finals in 2010.
The five-time NBA Champion as a player was a 15-year NBA veteran and played for six teams during his career, according to the Suns' web site.
According to the TNT network web site, Kerr could replace Doug Collins as an NBA analyst. Collins left last month to return to coaching. Kerr previously worked for TNT after retiring as player in 2003.
“The past three years have been exceptional for me," Kerr said. "The work and dedication of everyone with the organization is tremendous and I appreciate the passion and commitment that Robert Sarver has for the Phoenix Suns and creating a perennial winner."
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