The odds are in on who will be the Knicks next coach. Steve Kerr is an 10/11 shot >> Read more at Knicks Zone…
Harris DeckerI’m actually really interested in these odds. Obviously, Kerr is the favorite for the job but even after denying it completely, Phil Jackson is still a better bet than most. They have Jackson at 5/1 and Jeff Van Gundy just slightly ahead of him at 3/1. Right behind those two is Brian Shaw and a handful of other names that have swirled.
John Starks and Patrick Ewing are the low men on the totem poll. It doesn’t seem likely that either would be tapped to fill the Knicks vacancy. The most interesting name on this list is Isiah Thomas. How could he even be considered a candidate for this position? I think there are probably better odds of Frank Vogel quitting his job in Indiana and becoming the next Knicks coach.
One guy that didn’t even make the list is Mark Jackson, presumably because he is still the head coach of the Golden State Warriors. If I were a gambling man and I wanted to actually make some money, I’d go with the Field bet at 12/1. That would give me Mark Jackson and a slew of guys that could come out of right field to win the job.
It’s a fun game to play but in the end, I believe Kerr will be the next Knicks coach.