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Steve Kerr OKs lucrative contract extension with Warriors: report

AFP-JIJI, AP

Steve Kerr, who has led the Golden State Warriors to two straight NBA titles, has agreed to a deal with the NBA club that will make him one of the highest paid coaches, ESPN reported on Friday night.

The 52-year-old Kerr signed a contract in 2014 with the Warriors for five years. ESPN did not provide details of the contract extension.

Kerr has led the Warriors to four straight NBA Finals and three championships. Kerr has a 265-63 regular-season record and is 63-20 in the playoffs.

In other NBA news, the Dallas Mavericks are making another run at DeAndre Jordan, three years after the center jilted them in free agency to stay with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Jordan has opted out of the final year of that contract he signed with Los Angeles in 2015, and the Mavericks intend to pursue him as an unrestricted free agent, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.

Dallas also intends to decline the $5 million club option on Dirk Nowitzki’s contract and re-sign him once its salary structure is more settled, the person told the AP.

The move on Nowitzki is designed to create more room under the salary cap, as were the decisions to rescind qualifying offers to shooting guard Doug McDermott and center Salah Mejri.

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