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Steve Kerr took the blame for making the Kurt Thomas trade.
You guys are living in a fantasy land - Kerr has NO CHOICE! Sarver told him to get rid of KT for $. It would be impossible to judge Kerr as a GM because he was always fighting with one arm behind his back.

You can criticize plenty of his moves but the KT trade I don't get at all.
He may be a good head coach but he was not a good GM.
Wrong again. He was at worst an average GM, and made some very good moves. They were 2 wins away from the Western Conference Finals with Sarver as owner! Do you forget why he left? Sarver wouldn't pay for any bonuses for anyone!

This revisionist history blaming everything on Kerr while ignoring one of the most toxic owners in NBA history is really an odd choice. For a more honest/realistic assessment of Kerr as GM, it might help to do some reading: https://valleyofthesuns.com/2010/06/16/a-look-back-at-steve-kerrs-tenure-as-suns-gm/
 

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I thought you might remember the details. Steve Kerr was not a good GM for the Suns.
Anyone who doesn’t think Sarver forced that trade either has early on-set Alzheimer’s or still can’t admit they were wrong about Kerr.

Kerr’s one really bad decision I can pin on him was hiring Terry Porter. But he was smart enough to rectify that move almost immediately and then rebuilt the Suns on the fly to get them within 2 games of the Finals the next season before stepping down because Sarver was a piece of crap.
 

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Anyone who doesn’t think Sarver forced that trade either has early on-set Alzheimer’s or still can’t admit they were wrong about Kerr.

Kerr’s one really bad decision I can pin on him was hiring Terry Porter. But he was smart enough to rectify that move almost immediately and then rebuilt the Suns on the fly to get them within 2 games of the Finals the next season before stepping down because Sarver was a piece of crap.
Yeah, the Porter thing was an unqualified disaster, but even the Marion to Shaq move made some sense, as the group with Marion wasn't going anywhere anyway.
 

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Robert Sarver may have wanted to clear some money from his books but Steve Kerr took a player with positive value and attached two first round picks to trade him.

The Sonics even traded Kurt Thomas for a first round pick.

It was clearly a terrible trade no matter how you slice it and Kerr said as much.
 

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Robert Sarver may have wanted to clear some money from his books but Steve Kerr took a player with positive value and attached two first round picks to trade him.
You're telling us that Kerr had the opportunity to GET value from Thomas, and THEN decided to tack on two first rounders as well for....reasons?

 
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Robert Sarver may have wanted to clear some money from his books but Steve Kerr took a player with positive value and attached two first round picks to trade him.
He didn’t have positive value at that time because every one KNEW Sarver wouldn’t pay the tax, tying Kerr’s hands and forcing a trade from a major position of disadvantage.

Looking at this trade on its face completely ignores the circumstances revolving around it. It’s an opinio. That’s either intellectually dishonest… or just bereft of intelligence, period.
The Sonics even traded Kurt Thomas for a first round pick.
Right… because they valued him as a positive asset where Sarver made clear he was a NEGATIVE asset for trade.
It was clearly a terrible trade no matter how you slice it and Kerr said as much.
 

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Anyone who doesn’t think Sarver forced that trade either has early on-set Alzheimer’s or still can’t admit they were wrong about Kerr.

Kerr’s one really bad decision I can pin on him was hiring Terry Porter. But he was smart enough to rectify that move almost immediately and then rebuilt the Suns on the fly to get them within 2 games of the Finals the next season before stepping down because Sarver was a piece of crap.
Unnecessary dig at people who don't agree with your pov. One day time out.
 

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Robert Sarver may have wanted to clear some money from his books but Steve Kerr took a player with positive value and attached two first round picks to trade him.

The Sonics even traded Kurt Thomas for a first round pick.

It was clearly a terrible trade no matter how you slice it and Kerr said as much.
Kerr was very early in his career and he admitted it was a horrible trade. Kerr is smart enough to learn from his mistakes.
 

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Kerr was very early in his career and he admitted it was a horrible trade. Kerr is smart enough to learn from his mistakes.

This was the point. Kerr made a mistake and learned from it.
 
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