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FILE - In this March 24, 2011, file photo, former NBA player Steve Kerr participates in a shooting contest with members of the VCU team during a practice for a Southwest regional semifinal in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in San Antonio. The Golden State Warriors have won the bidding war with the New York Knicks for Kerr, hiring him away from the TNT broadcast table to be their coach. Kerr agreed to a five-year, $25 million deal Wednesday, May 14, 2014, said his agent, Mike Tannenbaum. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

FILE - In this March 24, 2011, file photo, former NBA player Steve Kerr participates in a shooting contest with members of the VCU team during a practice for a Southwest regional semifinal in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in San Antonio. The Golden State Warriors have won the bidding war with the New York Knicks for Kerr, hiring him away from the TNT broadcast table to be their coach. Kerr agreed to a five-year, $25 million deal Wednesday, May 14, 2014, said his agent, Mike Tannenbaum. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

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