Kerr, the front runner for the New York Knicks vacant head coaching position, also now appears to be the leading candidate in Golden State.
Frank Isola of the New York Daily News was the first to report that the Warriors have already reached out to Kerr and Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group has reported that Kerr is interested in the job.
I have reported a couple of times that the Golden State job makes more sense for Kerr as by being on the West Coast he would be closer to his family and the Warriors roster is in much better shape to contend than the Knicks currently are.
Then there is the fact that by taking the Golden State gig, Kerr wouldn’t have to deal with what appears to be his biggest concern with the Knicks- James Dolan.
Kerr was expected to begin talks with the Knicks about a coaching role yesterday, but there have still been no contact between the two sides, a source tells Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
The Warriors decision to fire Jackson has definitely given Kerr something to think about.
However while Kerr does have options, the Knicks still appear to be the front runner to land him.
Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com has reported that while the Warriors are a serious threat, Kerr still favors the Knicks based on his relationship with Jackson.
Kerr’s college coach, Lute Olson also sees his former player ending up with New York, despite the temptation from the Warriors.
We will get his answer soon as Kerr is likely to choose the team he’ll coach next season by Friday, a source close to Kerr tells Isola.
It is worth noting that the Los Angeles Lakers and now the Utah Jazz are also showing interest in Kerr.
It’s also worth noting that the Knicks haven’t reached out to Jackson yet, in case their plans with Kerr go south.