The New York Knicks are hoping to complete a deal that would make former NBA player and current TNT broadcaster Steve Kerr their new head coach as soon as round one of the playoffs is completed.
The only thing holding this scenario back from playing out is whether or not Kerr is willing to go along with it, even though he has been rumored to be the favorite for the job for about a month. Kerr has also been linked to the Golden State Warriors if they wind up with a coaching vacancy, but the Knicks are still thought to be the frontrunners, given Kerr’s relationship with new team president Phil Jackson. Jackson coached Kerr as a member of the Chicago Bulls in the 1990’s.
However, some concerns remain on Kerr’s end.
Kerr reportedly has concerns about the Knicks’ inability to capitalize on their resources over the years, prompting a measured approach as he considers whether to join the team, even as he’s said that he would be “crazy not to look into” coaching the Knicks… Kerr and Jackson have both indicated that their conversations this weekend were the first they’d had about the job, which conflicts with a report from early last week that they were deep into discussions.