Kerr says he won't stay on as Suns GM

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Steve Kerr says he won't return as general manager of the Phoenix Suns, despite building a team that made a surprising run to the Western Conference finals.

3TV"s Brad Cesmat said his sources also confirm the reports Kerr won't return to the team who made it to the Western Conference finals.

Kerr says he is exploring opportunities to return to television work.

Kerr told The Associated Press that the decision was solely his and not the result of any disagreements with owner Robert Sarver.

Kerr's contract expires at the end of June. He had said he expected to work out a new deal with Sarver.

Kerr was a TNT color commentator for NBA telecasts for four years before Sarver hired him three years ago. He said in an interview with the AP a month ago that he sometimes longed for the simpler days behind the microphone.