Mar 27, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; TV announcers Steve Kerr (left) and Marv Albert (right) announce before the semifinals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Baylor Bears at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks Rumors: Reggie Miller cautions Steve Kerr about Knicks job

April 11, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; TNT sportscasters Reggie Miller (left), Chris Webber (center), and Steve Kerr (right) during the second quarter between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena. The City Thunder defeated the Warriors 116-97. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

While New York Knicks president Phil Jackson would like to get hired quickly as the franchise’s next head coach, one of Kerr’s good friends is urging Kerr not to commit to the Knicks so quickly.

Kerr’s broadcasting buddy, and Knicks’ killer Reggie Miller, thinks Kerr should take some time to consider his options.

Miller tweeted:

Kerr has met with Jackson on a couple of different occasions so far to discuss the Knicks vacant coaching situation, but while the Knicks want to hire him immediately, there could be other interesting opportunities out there for Kerr. One of those likely won’t be the Los Angeles Lakers though as the New York Post’s Marc Berman is reporting that Kerr isn’t an option for the Lakers. Berman tweeted:

 

One option for Kerr could be the Golden State Warriors as it is expected that Mark Jackson will be let go following the season.

ESPN’s Marc Stein wrote:

“NBA coaching sources have maintained for weeks that the Warriors have strong interest in Kerr should they elect to part ways with Mark Jackson after a 51-win season, given Kerr’s strong relationships with Warriors owner Joe Lacob, son Kirk Lacob (who works in Golden State’s front office) and Warriors president Rick Welts, with whom Kerr worked closely in Phoenix.”

It has long been speculated that Kerr would want to stay on the West Coast if the opportunity arose because it would leave him closer to his family.

There’s also the James Dolan factor, which could hurt the Knicks, as I reported last week that Kerr has some concerns over Dolan’s constant interference in personnel matters.

At the end of the day, there are a lot of factors to add up and while Kerr is still the front runner to become the Knicks next head coach, it looks like they have some competition.

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