May 20, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; TNT broadcaster Steve Kerr during game four of the Western Conference semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs between the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Steve Kerr front runner to be next New York Knicks coach

 

Changes are coming in New York.

It’s just a matter of how soon.

The first item of business New York Knicks president Phil Jackson will likely to be replacing Mike Woodson as head coach.

With that being said, it looks like Steve Kerr is the leading candidate for the job.

Kerr has been linked to the Knicks now on a couple of occasions as Mike Woodson is almost certainly going to be let go after the season.

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News first suggested earlier this month that there was a decent chance Kerr would replace Woodson after the season, and there’s been plenty of speculation surrounding the TNT broadcaster and former Suns GM since.

Now, a source tells Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today that Kerr is indeed the favorite to coach the Knicks next year.

Kerr hasn’t talked publically about his desire to coach, but with Woodson on the hot seat all season long and the opportunity makes sense with Jackson now calling the shots.

In addition, Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports that many around the organization quickly came to believe that Kerr will take over on the bench.

It’s worth noting that the Golden State Warriors apparently would also target the 48-year-old Kerr if they part ways with Mark Jackson this summer, so the Knicks may have some competition.

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