Just a few weeks ago, it looked like the New York Knicks hiring current TNT analyst Steve Kerr as their next head coach was a forgone conclusion.
Although it still may be, once the Golden State Warriors fired Mark Jackson, the Knicks knew they would have competition.
According to Adrian Wojnarwoski of Yahoo Sports, Kerr is still trying to decide between the Knicks and Warriors.
Several other teams pursuing Kerr – including Golden State – had already met that condition in contract length, front-office sources said.
Kerr has narrowed his coaching choices to the Knicks and Golden State Warriors, and a decision is expected soon. Executives involved in the process insist there’s no bidding war in play, and that Kerr has simply been weighing the two stark differences in the job: a contender in his California home; and a rebuilding project with his old coach, Knicks president Phil Jackson, at Madison Square Garden.
Although Phil Jackson probably keeps the Knicks as the favorite to land Kerr, the Warriors’ superior roster could sway Kerr.