The New York Knicks are looking for a new head coach but anyone who has been watching their front office situation has realized that the man the Knicks want is already found. Steve Kerr is the most likely candidate to land the gig as Knicks head coach and while he has yet to accept the job, he’s getting endorsements all over the place.
Marc Berman of The New York Post passes along ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy’s endorsement of Kerr:
“I think [Kerr] has every quality you need to be an outstanding head coach. I see the combination of he and Jackson having the type of relationship that would bring unity to the organization that is necessary to have a chance to win big consistently.’’
Van Gundy was the last great coach the Knicks have had and that was well over a decade ago that he was in power. Now that the Knicks have suffered through 13 years of utter disappointment, there is hope that the combo of Kerr and Phil Jackson can change some fortunes and put a winner back on the court in New York.