Although recent reports have suggested that current TNT analyst Steve Kerr and the New York Knicks are close to finalizing a deal to make Kerr the next head coach of the Knicks, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst believes the Cleveland Cavaliers could become a contender to steal Kerr away.
Cavs GM David Griffin has strong relationship with Steve Kerr. Cavs have president/coach role open & salary not an issue.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) May 12, 2014
On Monday, the Cavaliers fired Mike Brown and have a second opening. If Kerr is really about big money (and no one can blame him, he’d be leaving a cushy job to take over what could be a very difficult job), the Cavaliers can afford to pay him and seemingly would be willing to. With Kyrie Irving likely to sign a max extension as a restricted free agent, Kerr could also have a star locked up, rather than worrying about the future of Carmelo Anthony.
Former NBA head coaches Mike D’Antoni, Vinny Del Negro and Alvin Gentry have all been mentioned in connection with the job while current Chicago Bulls’ assistant coach also looks like a potential candidate.