The Portland Trail Blazers have been looking for a new general manager ever since they fired Rich Cho last May, but former Phoenix Suns GM Steve Kerr has said he’s not interested in the position, according to Jason Quick of the Oregonian.
Blazers president Larry Miller first approached Kerr to discuss the job back in May when it first opened up, but Kerr insisted he’s happy with his current life as a TNT broadcaster, which allows him to spend more time with his family.
“He likes Larry and certainly isn’t closing any doors, but right now he loves his life at TNT,” said Mark Bartelstein, Kerr’s agent. “He will come back to the NBA in the future, whether it’s as a coach or in the front office, but that’s a few years down the road.”
Kerr had a 15-year career as a player in the NBA, including one season in Portland. He served as the Suns’ GM between 2007 and 2010, culminating in a run to the ’10 Western Conference Finals. He now lives happily in San Diego.
“He has the opportunity to watch his kids play in college, and that’s important to him,” Bartelstein said. “He’s just in a really happy place. Life if pretty good.”