Mar 18, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan in attendance at a press conference to introduce New York Knicks new president of basketball of operations Phil Jackson (not pictured) at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: James Dolan may be scaring away Steve Kerr

For the better part of the last few weeks, it has been rumored that TNT analyst Steve Kerr will be leaving his post at the network and taking a job as the next head coach of the New York Knicks. While this has been the word on the street, there has been a lot of inactivity for a deal that was supposedly a done already.

Knicks fans are wondering what the holdup is, and like all things wrong with the Knicks the finger is being pointed at owner James Dolan. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Dolan is starting to scare Kerr off and it seems Phil Jackson is the only reason he’s even considering New York.

Kerr, according to sources, is concerned about upper management at MSG and especially James Dolan’s history of being too hands-on. If not for Jackson’s presence, Kerr would not consider working for the club

This is bad news for the Knicks as it seems the done deal that Kerr was supposed to be is still far from happening. That’s not to say it won’t happen, but James Dolan’s brash way of being heavy-handed in the day-to-day operations of the club is starting to become the problem we all knew it would be.

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