Sam SpiegelmanIt looks as if all signs point to the Knicks hiring Steve Kerr as head coach, and that’s cool with Amar’e Stoudemire.
In an appearance on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on ESPN Radio this week, Stoudemire, who played with the Suns while Kerr was in the front office, gave him a ringing endorsement as a potential head coach.
“I like Steve Kerr. For one, when he was a GM (in Phoenix, when Stoudemire was with the Suns) he was always preaching about winning and winning a title and that’s something that I adored about him,” Stoudemire said. “And then also, secondly, he has a formula to win; he’s been a winner in this league before. He wants to win. And he reminds me of somewhat of a player-coach that knows the game and knows what players go through as far as ups and downs throughout the year and that’s going to help him.”
ESPN reported Sunday that the Knicks are becoming more and more likely to land Kerr as their head coach. Their greatest competition came in the form of the Golden State Warriors, who believe Kerr is too deeply involved in talks with the Knicks.
Kerr will remain an analyst for TNT during the NBA playoffs before officially accepting a position.