Kerr expected to continue talks with Jackson in New York…
The Golden State Warriors are reportedly not holding out much hope on snaring Steve Kerr away from the New York Knicks for their head coaching role next season.
According to ESPN sources, the Warriors fear that Kerr is “too deep” in talks with the Knicks and believe that team president Phil Jackson will ultimately make the difference in persuading his former player to join his new project on the East coast.
Kerr has a strong relationship with Warriors owner Joe Lacob and team president Rick Welts, but it is understood that the organisation are unsure whether or not that will be enough to push Kerr to consider his options.
The TNT analyst has already discussed the Knicks role with Jackson earlier this month, and given their time together with the Chicago Bulls, it is felt as though Kerr would be the ideal man to help implement Jackson’s ideas for the team.
However, after the Warriors fired Mark Jackson shortly after their playoff exit against the Los Angeles Clippers, they also became an option as speculation surfaced that Kerr was waiting until the season was over in order to evaluate all the possibilities.
Sources claim that should he decide to join the Knicks, Golden State will concentrate on top target Stan Van Gundy who they believe will be able to sustain, and build upon, their recent success in which they have reached the post-season in the last two years.
Nevertheless, the longer Kerr goes without agreeing on a deal with the Knicks, the Warriors are said to be continuing to push to acquire his services, but it looks more likely that Van Gundy will become a more realistic target.