Steve Kerr ‘expects’ offer to coach Knicks

Steve Kerr “absolutely expects” an offer to coach the Knicks, now that Phil Jackson is the president of the organization (Willis, April 18).

If Kerr is offered the job, he would take it, an unnamed source said in the report.

Kerr is a former player and general manager who now calls games for TNT. He has no coaching experience.

He was a member of the Bulls from 1993-1998, when Jackson was coaching the team, which means he’s familiar with the triangle offense.. They won three championships together.

Harris Decker

Back in March I discussed at length why Kerr was the man for the job. He played under Phil Jackson with the Bulls, understands how the game has progressed through the years as an analyst for TNT and has no coaching background. While in many cases the lack of experience on the bench would be a negative, with Jackson as the teams President it is a positive.

Jackson knows the right way and the wrong way to coach a team. He wants a coach in there that will do it his way. That’s not to say Kerr won’t have some original ideas but as we saw with Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra in Miami, this is the recipe for success.

I believe it is a all but certain that Kerr becomes the next Knicks coach. There have been no rumors about other guys on the market and while Mike Woodson is technically still employed by the Garden, it seems all but certain that will to come to an end in the coming days.

Sam Spiegelman

I like the idea of Kerr manning the Knicks’ sidelines, but I’ve got one major beef: he’s never been a head coach before.

So there’s an argument to be made that neither Mark Jackson or Jason Kidd were head coaches before they took the Warriors and Nets jobs, respectively, and Kerr could be the next point guard-turned-coach. But will a rookie head coach force ‘Melo out of town?

Kidd’s first year coaching didn’t impact Paul Pierce or Kevin Garnett, and in fact they bought into it. I don’t know Kerr’s relationship with Anthony — if there even is one — but if I’m Phil Jackson I want to do what I can to keep my superstar, and that includes getting his take on who will be the next coach.




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BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

@TheMattPetersen

McDonough: "I think it's unlikely we bring in 3 rookies next year." @Suns slated to have at least 3 first-round picks this summer.


Hmm....would Phoenix be interested in a former DPOY?

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

Chicago is trying convince Kurt Thomas to come out of retirement for another playoff run, lol....

Mets0987
Mets0987

This is going to be a Bulls staff with lakers players lol.

dagawd
dagawd

Kerr also expects to ask scottie if he wants to be an assistant

zebeto
zebeto

Mike Woodson is afraid to get fired in a face to face manner ??!!!  lol oh my , what a punk ! 

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....knicks should send him a Telegram instead !

darealeric
darealeric

Oh yea and to that genius among other geniuses (Machu Pichu or whatever the hell his name is...)who are now calling us out for asking Melo to take a paycut and why the other guys don't:

IT'S MELO'S TURN FOR CONTRACT DUMBASS. When the others are up, we would hope they too take a paycut, IF THEY WANT TO WIN.

Seth Plaut
Seth Plaut

Broussard states Knicks wants to get rid of perception they are ran by CAA.

Seth Plaut
Seth Plaut

Broussard states delay is simply protocol related, and he believes decision is already made.

Seth Plaut
Seth Plaut

Broussard states  Most likely early next week, possibly Monday, would be SHOCKED if Woodson is back.

Seth Plaut
Seth Plaut

Broussard states....desicion imminent and won't be retained, but announcement will not be made this weekend formally.

Seth Plaut
Seth Plaut

Broussard on ESPNY next....Will post anything that may be new news.

lobcity1
lobcity1

So Phil won't make a decision until next week.. We can rest now. Enjoy the weekend!

Seth Plaut
Seth Plaut

@Chris_Broussard  3m

I'm told there will be no decision made this weekend on the fate of Knicks coach Mike Woodson. Look for a decision early next week.


Assuming they don't want to fire someone over a holiday weekend?

tw22
tw22

Lute Olsen, Phil Jackson, Greg Popovich. Who has a better education on his resume?

lobcity1
lobcity1

Let's go Steve Kerr. Bring him in!!

kofi
kofi

I know the speculation is Steve Kerr, but I wouldn't mind Derrick Fisher coaching this team. I think whoever comes in is going to have to have a strong personality, someone that's a leader of men. No knock on Kerr...I just haven't seen that fire from him.

Seth Plaut
Seth Plaut

So pretty much Jackson wants to fire him with dignity in a face to face meeting, while Woodson just wants to be fired instantly. I suspect a press release this evening will be formulated announcing his dismissal.

Dan Alleva
Dan Alleva

Why does anybody read the Daily News columnists anyway? We all know they're Knicks haters. Post links to that junk over at Sheridan Hoops

buddhabing
buddhabing

@zebeto  He's probably getting advice from Larry Brown....lol....All kidding aside  no one really knows the promises that were made to him and maybe broken with this new regime coming in. That's what happens when you hitch your wagon and compromise your integrity to a guy like Dolan. He only has himself to blame.

lobcity1
lobcity1

You're right. In phil I trust

rgm891
rgm891

Come on man. Just do it PJ.

lobcity1
lobcity1

The wait is too much for me. Get it done already.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@kofi I hope Phil bring Ron Harper on the coaching staff too! 

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@kingkiyan Yep that same Kobe with all those rings?   I hope you find some Easter Eggs in your Scooby Doo lunch box on Sunday.  Just saying!

1harris1
1harris1

Because he's an agenda driven fool with a platform to spew his nonsense.

lobcity1
lobcity1

OldKnick...

Wishing but all signs are pointing to Kerr. I want him hear coaching. He's not as soft as people think he is.

Dan Alleva
Dan Alleva

 @Wicksell - in all fairness, ESPN just picked up the DN story and ran with it, although I do see SAS chimed in with a nugget of his own.

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@Wicksell @Dan Alleva  Woodson is a stubborn azzhole. Going out like a sucker.

Where is all of that class and dignity he supposedly had?

dagawd
dagawd

@xmenreturn I was eating when i read this almost spit out my food laughing

dagawd
dagawd

@kingkiyan  Knicks will have to take on a contract to make it work with chandler

zebeto
zebeto

@kingkiyan he started out with a broken foot if im not mistaken ...

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...im kinda traumatized kingkiyan , with all the SLOW guard play of the knicks (Faton, prigs) ....I WANT SPEED and penetration from our guard play . 

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...but calderon prob makes more sense for the triangle offense .

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Somebody doesn't watch team USA basketball. I get its with the best players in the world...but moving off the ball and playing catch and shoot..Melo does that all day over the summers...he doesn't struggle there...needs people he can trust that's all. I feel as if be trusted Chauncey and Kidd the most out of all his teammates.

Dan Alleva
Dan Alleva

@Wicksell No doubt... After that blowout to OKC on Xmas Day, he should have been shown the door.

Dan Alleva
Dan Alleva

@Wicksell Right on, man. I'd like to know how it's going to shake out, too. But these reporters make it a soap opera. 


For the record, I think Woodson should have been fired before New Year's Day, not that my opinion counts for much, ha!

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@xmenreturn @knicksgirl35  LOL. Yes, truce.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@knicksgirl35 I feel a nice kiss on both cheeks coming!   That'll be the pretalk.  The real talk will be on the boat.

I think Woody been reading Biggie too much.  Dude actually think he has 20% chance to stay.

Opps. my badd TRUCE!


VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@knicksgirl35  Agreed. He's just making an @ss out of himself.

First saying he's "the only man for the job", then saying "he deserves to stay"...

And now avoiding meeting with Jax?


Bag that.

Ray Jorge
Ray Jorge

@kingkiyan & SNITHCHED ON SHAQ WHILE BEING QUESTIONED ON HIS RAPE TRIAL!!! MELO WOULD NEVER DO THAT!!!

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@knicksgirl35 @OLDKNICK @akamarb  They were both well known for being huge @ssholes on and off the court.

It was a reputation that stuck with MJ and Kobe tried to replicate, with a good level of success.