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 ‘doing his research’ on New York Knicks before he accepts job


It’s believed that it’s now only a matter of time before current TNT broadcaster Steve Kerr accepts the job as the next New York Knicks head coach, joining his former coach when he was a player in the league, Phil Jackson. But according to a report from Marc Berman at the New York Post, before a deal is done, Kerr is doing his research on the organization.

Kerr is the Knicks’ preferred choice for the vacant head-coaching position, according to an NBA source, but he is doing his “research on the organization,’’ making sure there are no red flags with the job that appears to be a good fit with his former coach, Phil Jackson, running the show as team president.

As of now, Kerr is expected to eventually agree to take the position, but not until after the first round of the playoffs is over so he can fulfill his commitments at TNT in the booth.

Doing research in this case is a bit of a no-brainer. It’s no secret that the Knicks haven’t been the most stable place to work in recent years, although that’s hoping to change with the arrival of Jackson as president to run the show.

Kerr met with Jackson this past weekend in New York to discuss the opening.

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