Who Would You Want To Replace Steve Kerr on the NBA 2K Commentary Team?

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Posted May 2nd, 2014 at 1:30 pm

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That Steve Kerr is going to be strongly considered for head coach of the New York Knicks is beyond just rumor at this point. Should he take a coaching position there or somewhere else he’ll obviously be out as an announcer in the NBA 2K series which he has been a part of since 2K12.

That change could be happening right now or more likely to be a year away but the switch would be inevitable. He would not be available to do additional voiceover work and it would be really awkward to have him calling a game where he’s also on the sideline coaching. 

When Kerr was with NBA Live (06-10) he accepted a position as president and GM of the Phoenix Suns. EA Sports rode that out for three more years before shifting to an ESPN package however being in the front office is far different than taking a coaching position. Mark Jackson was part of the NBA Elite 11 trio but removed from what would have been NBA Live 13 when he became head coach of the Warriors.

Commentary is one area that 2K Sports has excelled at so any shift won’t prompt concern but it’s interesting to examine who could replace him. The top candidates to replace Kerr would be TNT’s Chris Webber and Reggie Miller. I’ve been publicly calling for Webber to be included in a video game for over two years now. He has the voice and demeanor for it and certainly is regarded much more highly than Miller in the analyst spot. There’s also Mike Fratello, Greg Anthony, and any number of local color commentators the company could choose to turn to.

Vote in the poll below and leave your thoughts in the comments. Who would you want as the color analyst in future NBA 2K games?

[Update 5/14] Kerr has accepted the head coaching position with the Golden State Warriors.


  • jakeG

    C-Webb is by far the best one.

    • Details

      I like C Webb but not for a video game.

  • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

    And before anyone suggests Charles Barkley…that’s not going to happen.

  • RZE

    Would Reggie really work with 2K doing commentary when he won’t even let them put him in the game?

  • Jeff Jardine

    Gus Johnson

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      Need a color guy, not a play-by-play guy.

      • NinoMarley

        well he has the color… im sorry i had to say that and no its not donald talking over here.

  • TNova

    I know he’s play by play and not color, but Mike Gorman is one of the best in the business. For a color commentator, Kerr will be missed. Webber would probably be the best replacement.

  • Nick

    Clyde Frazier is the only choice here

    • Hello I’m DEV

      yeah that’d be awesome as a knicks fan..lol..

  • DMeehan

    Bill Walton…easy

  • Rob

    I’d say Reggie, but if not, C-Webb.

  • Steve

    Shaq

  • Iown You

    Peter O’Keefe?

  • may day

    People hate him but I actually feel the opposite. Van Gundy

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      He’s with NBA Live (due to ESPN contract)

    • BasedAsian

      I love watching games that Van Gundy commentates on.

  • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

    Surprising me too, since all I ever see on social media are people criticizing his work.

    • Details

      I think Reggie is an excellent commentator. He’s funny at times & brings credibility. People also have to take into account how someone’s commentating style would translate to a videogame. For example, I think Hubie Brown is one of the best but he wouldn’t translate to 2K. Reggie on the other hand would be a perfect fit. He already works with Kevin Harlan in real life too.

  • Details

    It has to be Reggie Miller. No brainer. Greg Anthony would be the 2nd best option.

  • Details

    Agree!

  • Wxs

    Charles barkley

  • Mvpevy

    Doug Collins

  • vozu

    Dick Vitale , Baby !!!!!!!!!!!

    Reggie will be the best for me .

  • vouz

    Reggie for me !

  • Skopin

    Personally, I would rather they get an entirely new booth.

    • Details

      Who’s better than Reggie & Kevin Harlan out there? Other than Van Gundy, I don’t see how they could do better. Marv Albert? Lol. Now I wouldn’t mind them getting rid of Clark Kellogg because he’s just annoying.

      • Skopin

        I’ve never cared for Clark Kellogg in the games, and he doesn’t even do nationally televised NBA games in real life. I think I’m just burnt out on the current team; Harlan and Kellogg have been in the booth for six years, and it’s gotten stale.

        I don’t know, I just don’t think their commentary is as great as it gets credit for.

  • Game time

    Hubie Brown

  • HeatFan786

    Stan Van Gundy.

  • bltzkrieg666

    Doesn’t matter because the best are owned by ESPN and we ALL know who has ESPN. LIVE 15 baby. Now if EA can just add Tirrico and Brown in addition to JVG and Breen, then Live will own.

    • flossbee

      EA’s commentary has no depth though. All those great personalities on the ESPN roster only end up sounding dry and lack fluidity when placed in-game.

  • PancakePatterson

    Stephen A Smith and Skip Bayless.

  • Dub

    Doug collins has great insight

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      He’s under ESPN so not a possibility.

      • Lee Gilmore

        Doris Burke is on ESPN too and she is in the game

  • Marvin

    2K has a Turner crew, so I believe it should stay Turner. I have no issues with Clark Kellogg, I like his analysis, but we all associate him with college basketball over the NBA. so I’d replace him & Kerr with C Webb & Chuck

  • flossbee

    2K implements commentary into their games so well to the point that it doesn’t even matter. It all really boils down to who you can tolerate.

  • NickFolarin

    I would love to have Bill Simmons & Jalen Rose….But they work for ESPN

  • Biggaveli

    Stacey king for the bulls cracks me up lol “DONT DO EM LIKE THAT WHITE MAMBA”

  • MriFlow

    i wish someone would Hire Clark Kellogg he doesnt commentate for the NBA why is he on 2k?

  • Hello I’m DEV

    Peter Okeefe From NFL 2k days should DEFINATELY be on the short list

  • Ian

    Bob Davis. He does radio commentary for the Kansas Jayhawks basketball and football teams and he’s one of the best guys I’ve ever heard call a game.

    This is him commentating a KU vs. Duke game… he’s the first commentator to speak. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHW-4yanQBI

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      Cool, was hoping I might get pointed towards some different ones I haven’t listened to before. Thanks.

  • Swaggyt22

    Kenny smith!

  • Patrick

    Shaq lets have shaq haha. the humor that would b in d game it would b brilliant. and u know he would do just for the fun of it

  • Austin

    I think they should put shaq!

  • Replace Him With

    Hubie Brown.

  • XXVII

    Mark Jackson

  • Hi

    Mike Breen Or Jeff Van Gundy

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