Knicks improve their offer to Steve Kerr, include a fourth year

Sam Spiegelman

The Knicks are not letting Steve Kerr walk away from their head coaching job.

The team improved its offer to Kerr, adding a guaranteed fourth season to the deal, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Per the report, New York had been holding firm on a deal that included three guaranteed years and a team option for a fourth. But the team caved to Kerr’s wishes late Tuesday, when it was reported the Golden State Warriors were going to make one last push for him.

Per Yahoo! Sports:

Within the Knicks organization, there was a sense a deal with Kerr wouldn’t get done until the organization met that concession. For a franchise that has long shown little inhibition in delivering lucrative management and coaching contracts, this seems to be a far more restrained negotiation process on New York’s part.

Kerr is still reportedly deciding between the Knicks and the Warriors, though New York has remained the frontrunner throughout due to Kerr’s relationship with team president Phil Jackson. Golden State has the stronger roster to work with and is closer to Kerr’s California home.

The Warriors whiffed on Stan Van Gundy, who accepted a job as coach of the Detroit Pistons. They could be close to missing out on Kerr, too.




26 comments
hashburry
hashburry

So Sam, how silly is your opening sentence.  Why do bloggers insist on making definitive statement that they have no basis to make?

metsmlb
metsmlb

Wow. Knicks can't do anything right. But oddly, it sounds like the Knicks were offering more money for less years

hashburry
hashburry

Anyone that doesn't think the circus that is the Knicks won't impact their ability to bring in a coach and players, regardless of Jackson, is naive.

Frankly, if yo are a California guy, you are not going to go to NY if you have a choice.  It is just too nice out here all year around and such a great place to raise a family.

amarmelo
amarmelo

Told you guys that flucking prick was gonna make Phil look like a fool. Now what you'll Kerr lovers gotta say now?

kofi
kofi

Kerr took the Warriors job.

rgm891
rgm891

Phil and Steve are drinking beers together after the contract was signed. Discussing the fact how they will run the NBA . Get it done boys!!! Overtake Riley

Welpee
Welpee

Coaches salaries don't affect the salary cap so who cares if they guarantee all four years.  If he gets fired its not like the organization has to protect itself from embarrassment.  They've already cornered the market in that department.

jsnooka
jsnooka

Knicks really going hard for someone with minimal if any head coaching experience. I hope they know something we don't. Why hasn't jvg name even been mentioned as a possibility

lobcity1
lobcity1

So they was only giving him 3yrs. Mills is doing his job.

zebeto
zebeto

...Nets get bounced from the playoffs tonight ...then I BET KERR gets announced as the next knicks coach tommorow morning/early afternoon .

bblessed
bblessed

This guy better be the goods...Otherwise, he and Phil need to be gone!

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

I guess the Westchester Wet Willies was just a bit too creative for MSG.

Marvel
Marvel

lmaoo...fighting for this guy like he's Phil reincarnated...


IT'S both funny and sad..


madskills
madskills

@jsnooka  IMO it's pretty obvious that Kerr knows the game. I guess the biggest question is will that translate to him being a good coach. I guess we'll find out sooner or later.

lobcity1
lobcity1

Its sad what how the men in this world are becoming like b!+Ches

jsnooka
jsnooka

Barbara handsdown. I thought harden was the catalyst for these horrendous wardrobes but clearly Westbrook is in a league of his own. Trailing not to far behind is d wade with his high water skinny jeans exposing those a shy ankles lol

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

Should have been the bockers