The Lakers have a vacancy at their head coaching position, but Steve Kerr isn’t on the list. Why? Because he’s too far along toward landing the Knicks gig (Berman, May 2).
“I think right now [Kerr’s] totally focused on the Knicks’ situation,” Lute Olson, who coached Kerr at Arizona in the 1980s and spoke to him on Tuesday, told SNY.tv and The Knicks Blog by phone, echoing comments he made to the New York Post (TKB, May 1).
Kerr and Knicks President Phil Jackson have already had several meetings and talks, according to reports.
Jackson has also interviewed Bill Cartwright as a possible assistant on the coaching staff (TKB, April 30).