May 20, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; TNT broadcaster Steve Kerr during game four of the Western Conference semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs between the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks Rumors: Tyronn Lue, Steve Kerr linked to Knicks coaching job


One of the first things that New York Knicks fans want to see out of new team president Phil Jackson is what he will do about the team’s current head coaching position.

Jan 25, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Tyronn Lue reacts from the bench against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Clippers beat the Raptors 126-118. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

While current head coach Mike Woodson says he can and would be happy to teach the triangle offense, it looks more and more by the day that Woodson won’t get the opportunity as Jackson will more than likely make a coaching change this summer.

Many want to see a splashy move made, but that may not be the direction that Jackson elects to take.

According to Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher, Jackson could be leaning towards a pair of former players as the leading candidates.

In an interview, Bucher notes that inside sources are suggesting that former NBA guards Tyronn Lue and Steve Kerr could be at the top of Jackson’s wish list.

Bucher does note that out of respect to Woodson that Jackson won’t discuss the job with any perceived candidate until the end of the season.

We have discussed the Kerr rumors over the past couple of weeks, but the inclusion of Lue is interesting.

Many feel that Lue would be a good fit with what Jackson wants in a head coach.

He played for Jackson in Los Angeles and is a current assistant coach with the Los Angeles Clippers.

However you have to wonder how Carmelo Anthony would feel about playing for a relative unknown as neither Lue nor Kerr, though both good basketball minds, are relative unknowns in the coaching business.

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