New Yankees manager Aaron Boone won’t be the first person to go from broadcasting to coaching a major pro team. Here is a list of coaches who made the move for their first job:
Steve Kerr (Warriors)
Kerr, who is in his fourth season, has won two NBA titles, led Golden State to an NBA-record 73 wins in 2015-16 and reached three straight Finals after two four-year stints as a TNT analyst.
Larry Dierker (Astros)
Dierker spent 17 years as a color commentator for the Astros. Dierker, who won NL Manager of the Year in 1998, led Houston from 1997-2001 and had four first-place finishes.
Mark Jackson (Warriors)
Jackson was an analyst for YES and ABC before taking the reins at Golden State in 2011. He posted a 121-109 record over three seasons and two trips to the playoffs.
Bob Brenly (Diamondbacks)
Brenly was part of the broadcast team for the Cubs and at FOX before managing Arizona from 2000-04. His Diamondbacks beat the Yankees in the 2001 World Series.
Buck Martinez (Blue Jays)
Martinez, who began broadcasting in 1987, was hired to manage Toronto in 2000 after notable stints at ESPN and TBS. He went 100-115 over two seasons.