It appears as though the New York Knicks may finalize a deal with Steve Kerr any day, which would probably decrease the chances the Golden State Warriors fire Mark Jackson since Kerr would be one of their perceived candidates.
However, according to Tim Kawakami of The San Jose Mercury News, the Warriors like Kerr and would clearly be interested him if they fired Jackson, but would likely have more interest in Iowa State Cyclones’ head coach Fred Hoiberg.
Also, the Knicks probably would like to keep Kerr away from other teams who might begin their searches after the first round… such as, yes, the Warriors, who are known to be high on Kerr.
But I don’t think this is a race to Kerr, or if it is, that the Warriors would do anything presumptive.
They still haven’t had a final decision on Mark Jackson, that I know of, and if they make the call to remove Jackson, I believe there are other possible candidates beyond Kerr.
In fact, I would circle Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg as probably ahead of Kerr on any Warriors’ potential wish list, should they move on from Jackson.
Of course, Jackson would have to be fired first.