After various reports indicated that Steve Kerr would be choosing his head coaching destination by Monday, the “deadline” has passed without benefit of a contract for the current TNT broadcaster. Over the weekend, it was widely speculated that Kerr and the New York Knicks had come close to reaching a deal, but as of Monday evening, the two sides are reportedly continuing discussions without any sort of agreement.
There’s still no contract agreement between the Knicks and Steve Kerr, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Talks will continue this week.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 13, 2014
On the bright side for fans of the Knicks, it does seem like the Kerr-New York negotiations are becoming more exclusive as the Golden State Warriors reportedly move on with their search elsewhere. However, each passing day that results in a standstill between the two sides is a bit troubling for any New York supporter that yearns for Kerr to take the reins, even if there is a real possibility that he is simply waiting for his TV responsibilities to evaporate.
The NBA Draft combine is set to convene later this week, and ideally, the Knicks would have a head coach to take in the proceedings with an eye on the future. At this rate, though, it appears that Phil Jackson could be flying solo to Chicago.