It's official, Steve Kerr is back in the broadcast booth

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Thumbnail image for Kerr_gentry.jpgThis was going to happen as sure as BP is going to try to buy its way out of paying its full share of damages by making large campaign contributions.

Steve Kerr is back with TNT. He will be in the booth next year, taking the place of Doug Collins, who has gone to Philadelphia to try and slow down the great running team they are building.

Kerr had been in the booth four years then left to run the show in Phoenix. He started out with some big mistakes of style — hello Shaq — but eventually corrected them and helped put together a good bench that brought the Suns back to the Western Conference finals.

But broadcasting is the ultimate retired player gig. You work a couple days a week, so you’re home with your family more. You’re not stuck between a coach (and fans) asking for more players and a penny-pinching owner. If you’re wrong, nothing really happens. So you can bet Kerr will be happy to be back.

“I’m fortunate to have worked with two great organizations since the end of my NBA playing career; Turner Sports and the Phoenix Suns,” said Kerr. “As I resume my broadcasting career, I’m excited to return to the Turner Sports family and proud to be associated with such a great group of people.”

Kerr’s a good choice, but I’d still prefer more Hubie Brown.