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Takes one to know one: Kerr thinks Draymond is great on TV

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Warriors coach Steve Kerr admitted he hasn't watched every minute of every broadcast of the restarted NBA season from Orlando, Florida.

Kerr, in his own words, does "have a life," after all.

Still, Kerr has seen enough of one of his own players moonlighting as an analyst to know he has a future in television.

"I usually just watch the highlights, but if you ask me, I'm going to be watching plenty of Draymond (Green) on TNT or ESPN about six, seven years from now," Kerr told 95.7 The Game's "Damon, Ratto & Kolsky" on Wednesday. "He's probably gonna be on every night. He's pretty good."

Kerr would know.

He worked as a Turner Sports analyst after he retired as a player from 2003 to '07 before joining the Phoenix Suns' front office, returning to broadcasting in 2010 for four more seasons before the Warriors hired him as head coach. Kerr's on-air career was filled with plush assignments, including lending his voice to EA Sports' NBA Live and 2K Sports' NBA 2K series, calling real-life NBA games alongside Marv Albert and even broadcasting the NCAA men's Final Four every year from 2011 through '14.

So, yes, your broadcasting instincts were correct in finding Green a highly entertaining analyst during his two-day stint on "Inside the NBA" earlier this month. At the risk of sounding like a cliched television executive, you just might have a future in this business, kid!

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Green made plenty of noise alongside Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and host Ernie Johnson, from battling with Barkley to picking up a $50,000 tampering fine when he pleaded for someone to get Devin Booker out of Phoenix. If Green was that open as a broadcaster while still playing, imagine what he'll say on-air after he retires. 

 

Kerr's "pretty good" assessment of Green could end up being a big understatement.