As soon as Phil Jackson became the President of the New York Knicks, speculation began about which former players and assistants Jackson would bring with him to New York.
Jackson has already signed former Los Angeles Lakers’ forward Lamar Odom to a contract and reportedly could bring former Lakers and current Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Derek Fisher in some capacity following the season.
Current TNT broadcaster Steve Kerr, who Jackson coached with the Chicago Bulls, had his name immediately come up in connection with the Knicks’ head coaching job.
According to George Willis of The New York Post, Kerr “absolutely expects” to be offered the job.
According to a source close to the situation, Kerr “absolutely expects” to be offered the job. “And if he’s offered the job he’s definitely going to do it,” the source told The Post.
The Post has learned Kerr has had conversations with his bosses at Turner Sports about adjusting his schedule as an analyst during the upcoming playoffs should he be named the Knicks head coach.
Although the Knicks have yet to fire current coach Mike Woodson, it seems like a foregone conclusion.
Kerr has never been a coach, but was part of the Phoenix Suns’ front office from 2004 to 2010.