According to the New York Post, Steve Kerr is leaning towards accepting the New York Knicks’ head coaching job offer over the Golden State Warriors.
Kerr has been in high demand among teams without head coaches, but the draw of New York might be too much for him to turn down. He is currently home in San Diego mulling the offers that he has received and is currently expected to make a decision by Monday at the latest.
The NY Post is reporting that Steve Kerr will likely make his coaching decision today, and prefers the Knicks over the Warriors.
— NBA Legion (@MySportsLegion) May 9, 2014
This news has been expected ever since the Knicks made it clear that their number one coaching choice would be Kerr. Phil Jackson had a good meeting with him, and informed Carmelo Anthony nearly immediately after the meeting that hiring Kerr was likely. The Knicks just struggled through a very bad season, and former head coach Mike Woodson was fired soon after the end of the year.
Kerr does not have previous coaching experience, which could be a good or bad thing for the Knicks. There is no doubt that Kerr would demand respect because of his experience in the NBA, and his offensive prowess could transfer very nicely to the coaching aspect of the game. The biggest question mark surrounding the Knicks right now is whether or not Anthony will re-sign with the team this offseason.
With or without Anthony, Kerr reportedly likes the team that the Knicks currently have built. He is very high on Tim Hardaway Jr. and believes that there is enough talent on the roster to compete for a championship. It will be very interesting to see if the Warriors have anything left up their sleeves for one more run at changing Kerr’s mind.