Kerr conceded there is a long way to go before an agreement.
TNT analyst Steve Kerr has revealed that he met with New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson over the weekend to discuss the vacant head-coaching job.
Kerr had dinner with his former coach on Friday for a few hours and also talked to him on Saturday, with the Knicks beginning their search for a new head coach after parting company with Mike Woodson at the end of the regular season.
Having failed to meet high expectations ahead of the season of competing for an NBA championship, Woodson was unable to lead the team to the playoffs after a slow start ultimately left them with too much to do to turn things around.
While the players have accepted the blame too, the decision to fire him was also with a view of Jackson implementing his own philosophies through a coach he was familiar with, and it appears as though he wants to turn to one of his former players.
“We will keep talking,” said Kerr, according to ESPN.
“There is a lot to cover on both sides. This was the first time we’ve talked about the job. It just opened up last week. We got a lot of things to discuss.”
Kerr would not discuss the team roster or about the appeal of coaching the Knicks, but he reiterated that he was interested in the post as the opportunity to work for Jackson intrigues him.
However, he was also keen to stress that there was a long way to go before both parties were ready to reach an agreement, and he would have to sit with Jackson again as there are undoubtedly a number of questions on both sides yet to be asked.
With the future of Carmelo Anthony a hot topic this summer given that he will explore his options in free agency, Kerr didn’t want to address the 29-year-old’s situation as he reaffirmed that it would form part of the discussions with Jackson.