The game of basketball is one that is sometimes deceitful and we saw an example of that this offseason with the whole Steve Kerr and New York Knicks situation. While it appeared that Kerr was really the only guy for the job, he ended up taking one out west instead with the Golden State Warriors, but there’s apparently more to the story.
According to Phil Jackson, who spoke with the New York media on Friday in a rather blunt and in-depth way, Kerr had originally given a verbal commitment to take the job as the next Knicks head coach before he went back on his word to take the job with the Golden State Warriors instead.
It’s hard to say just how sore the Zen Master is about the whole situation but he clearly wasn’t going to keep Kerr’s verbal commitment a secret.
Phil says Kerr verbally committed to the Knicks’ job the day before Kerr took the coaching job with Golden State.
— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) May 30, 2014
The Knicks are still searching for a head coach weeks after Kerr burned them to go out west and this offseason of theirs if off to a pretty mundane start. Things may start to pick up though, as a head coach will be found and the situation with Carmelo Anthony will be sorted out in due time.
But if Kerr gave his verbal commitment to the Knicks and bolted, fans cant’ be feeling too confident about all the things Melo has been saying about staying prior to actually opting out.