Kerr met with Phil, says he’d ‘be crazy not to look into’ coaching Knicks

Adam Zagoria, Team Reporter

Steve Kerr talked with Knicks President Phil Jackson on Friday and Saturday and says he’ll “look into” coaching the Knicks, according to reports coming out of Brooklyn, where Kerr is set to broadcast the Raptors-Nets game.

“We met Friday night, had dinner, talked again [Saturday] and we’ll keep talking,” Kerr said Sunday, according to Michael Scotto.

“It’s the Knicks and it’s Phil Jackson, my coach. So I’d be crazy not to look into it.”

He added: “If it’s something that feels like the right fit, it’s something I’m going to do.”

Jackson said last week that he and Kerr share a similar philosophy. Kerr played for Jackson with the Chicago Bulls and later became the GM of the Phoenix Suns.

“We share a lot of the same philosophies,” Kerr said. “I learned a lot of my basketball from him and Tex Winter.”

Kerr appears to be Jackson’s No. 1 option to replace the fired Mike Woodson.

“If Phil wasn’t there, nobody from the Knicks would have contacted me because I don’t have contacts within the organization,” Kerr said.


Adam Zagoria covers the New York Knicks and Big East hoops for NBA.com and SNY.tv. He also appears as a Big East Basketball Insider on SNY and 1050 ESPN Radio. You can follow him on Twitter and read his blog.




572 comments
lobcity1
lobcity1

Can we post on the new thread?

brookdon
brookdon

Pop just chewed the hell out of TP...We need that type of culture here.

rgm891
rgm891

The pacers are crying like little girls. I love it!!!!

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

Truth be told. This is one of the most entertaining first round NBA playoffs I have seen.

NoVaCaInE
NoVaCaInE

Spurs bench is playing better than the starters.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

The Hawks are demonstrating how the Knicks approach to the offseason was flawed. Instead of building on the success of a record setting three ball attack, the Knicks braintrust decided to go big and managed to miss the playoffs. The Hawks are destroying Indiana by playing on the perimeter, rather than matching up with their size.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Pacers playing like the Knicks were this whole season until Phil took over. Very uninspired....sad when Melo was the only guy playing inspired ball this year...and Timmy too.

hope4best
hope4best

Hibbert is trash

Where was this Hibbert last year when he played theKnicks

If this Hibbert showed up last year maybe the Knicks would have made a Finals appearance

dagawd
dagawd

Scott winning 6th man this year, LoL

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

Some thought Bargnani would play the role of Pero Antic....heh.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@MeloStat301  Pacers started coming apart at the seams a couple of months ago and no one has been able to put a stop to it.

If they were playing like they did for the first 3 months, or even how they played last season, this series would be over.

ngrant13602
ngrant13602

@akamarb  Does George get traded. My bad he is the next great one. Its funny how these so called superstars from other teams get a pass for under performing, But if Melo was on that team he would be getting crucified right now.

dagawd
dagawd

@akamarb  Yup and they're going to hire larry brown, rnd 2

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

They'll win but feels like a loss. So familiar with that feeling this season.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

I agree...but they obviousbly have problems infernally and watching them self destruct makes me haply.

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

Oh man. Crazy thing is, it feels like many can make that statement.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@MeloStat301  Oh, no doubt, there's some serious issues happening there.

Some say it's Granger's departure. Some say it's about George and Hibbert wishing they were superstar. Other's say that Stephenson is very disruptive....

It's endless.


In all likelihood, if they get bounced, Vogel will be fired, but his body of work while in Indiana has been beyond admirable.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Sandro Guedes @VerySilentJay  Never called you a hater, for starters. That's your view.


I'm not defending anyone, I'm merely pointing out the consistency of your pov, hence my questions.


And just like I said it last time you pointed the very same thing...

No one's going out of their way. No one's criticizing you, no one's making fun of you. no one's trying to get the best of you.

Don't be so sensitive.


It's a blog. Healthy discussion is pretty much what makes this place tick. 

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Sandro Guedes @VerySilentJay @akamarb  Vogel has, season after season, improved, both in the reguilar season and the post season.

Under his leadership 2 players became All-Stars and Stephenson evolved into a great player...something no one saw coming.

He was able to win without his top gun 2 seasons in a row.


His team started coming apart a month ago and now they're approaching what seems to be rock bottom.

Regular season coach? He has a .500 record in the post season. 

- 2010-11 he was bounced in the first round, his first year as a coach.


- 2011-12 he got to the 2nd round and lost to the eventual champs


- 2012-13 Got to the ECF and lost to the eventual champs, again.


That seems a lot more than just a regular season coach.


MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Lol..it was pretty terrible. Cheesy speech. No wonder they tune him out.