There are personalities in the NBA who have no problem stepping into someone else’s role to to their job instead of them. Phil Jackson just did that to Steve Mills with the Knicks, but the guy that Jackson supposedly wants as head coach in 2014-15 isn’t wanting to do that.
According to the New York Daily News’ Frank Isola, Steve Kerr called mention of him in relation to the Knicks head coaching job ‘awkward’ because it’s not a vacant position yet.
"Steve Kerr says that having his name linked to the Knicks head coaching job is “awkward,” but Kerr did not rule out the possibility of him becoming Phil Jackson’s first significant hire.“It’s very awkward because it is just speculation,” Kerr said on NBC Sports Network’s “Dan Patrick Show.” “More than anything, you’re talking about somebody else’s job.”"
Kerr has always seemed like the nice guy on the team, even dating back to his years under Jackson with the Chicago Bulls. This doesn’t mean Kerr won’t consider the job if (or when) Woodson is fired, it just means we’re getting great insight into what kind of coach Kerr will end up being.