Adam Zagoria, Team ReporterSteve Kerr confirmed he would like to coach in the NBA at some point but does not wish to comment on the Knicks’ situation right now.
“Yeah, I’ve said that publicly many times but, I’m not going to even go down that path for obvious reasons,” he told SNY.tv and The Knicks Blog Wednesday at a brunch promoting CBS Sports and TNT’s coverage of the NCAA Tournament.
A New York Post report linked Kerr to the Knicks, should Phil Jackson accept the front office job. Kerr played for Jackson with the Chicago Bulls before later becoming GM of the Phoenix Suns. He now works for TNT and will work the NCAA Tournament.
“I think people just connected the dots,” Kerr said. “I think Bill Simmons said something the other day on the post-game show [on ABC's coverage of the Bulls-Heat game] that kind of stirred the pot and all of a sudden I show up in New York for NCAA Media Day. It’s total speculation at this point.”
Asked what Jackson could accomplish running a team with no draft pick and limited cap space, Kerr declined to go into detail.
“Well, again, because I’ve been thrown into the mix, I don’t want to be quoted on all that stuff,” he said. “It’s sort of unsavory in a lot of ways for me because there are people’s jobs at stake.”
Mike Woodson remains the coach of the Knicks, winners of four straight following a seven-game losing streak. The Knicks remain 3 1/2 back of Atlanta for the No. 8 seed in the East.
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.