Thursday, August 7, 2003
Kerr leaves as NBA's most accurate 3-point shooter
ESPN.com news services
Sharpshooter Steve Kerr won his fifth NBA title in June with the San Antonio Spurs. That was good enough to call it a career.
After toying with the idea of playing another year, Kerr opted to retire after 14 seasons in order to work as a television analyst for TNT.
The cable network announced Thursday that Kerr will work on-site at one of TNT's two weekly Thursday night games. He will also work during the playoffs, as well as All-Star weekend.
"It was tough to pass up the opportunity to play another year
for the Spurs, but I'm so thrilled about the opportunity to work
with TNT," Kerr said.
Kerr should be comfortable on camera. He was named to the NBA's All-Interview team twice during his
career. In addition, he's made several appearances on TNT's studio show.
Kerr retires as the league's leading career shooter from 3-point
range, hitting 45.4 percent of his shots. He also holds the single-season . , as well as the single-season leader in
three-point accuracy, hitting 89 of 170 attempts (52.4 percent)
during the 1994-95 season.
Kerr won two championships with the Spurs (1999 and 2003) and
three with the Chicago Bulls (1996, 1997 and 1998).