Just a few weeks go, it seem inevitable that the New York Knicks would be hiring current TNT analyst Steve Kerr to replace Mike Woodson as head coach. However, after the Golden State Warriors fired Mark Jackson and that job became available, the Knicks had another legitimate contender for Kerr’s services.
On Wednesday, Kerr made his decision to become the Warriors’ head coach, choosing the talent roster in the loaded west over his former coach Phil Jackson and the uncertain future of Carmelo Anthony.
After the hire, fans and analysts took to twitter to share their reactions.
Steve Kerr just wants an opportunity to have shooting contests with Steph Curry. It’s understandable.
— Jared Wade (@Jared_Wade) May 15, 2014
You mean Steve Kerr decided to coach two superb pure shooters on an exciting team istead of the dumpster fire that is the Knicks? Go figure. — Tom Green (@Tomas_Verde) May 15, 2014
Smart decision by Steve Kerr. Better chance of success in Golden State.
— Leigh Ellis (@LeighEllis) May 15, 2014
Get ready for a season of annoying press conference questions, Steve Kerr — Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) May 15, 2014
Steve Kerr to coach the @warriors? Would the triangle had been a better fit considering his history with it? Still awesome news! Like it?
— Chris Manning 2K15 (@LD2K) May 15, 2014
We didn’t need steve kerr anyways
— ns (@nickstollmer) May 15, 2014
Who cares.. We didn’t get Steve Kerr, ohh well! We need Mark Jackson!! or Phil if able..
— AUNZ: THE CHO$EN ONE (@Aunzyfonzy) May 15, 2014
The Warriors get Steve Kerr. Another kick in the nuts to the Knicks.
— Kevin Conte (@KevinConte) May 15, 2014