Steve Kerr to become head coach of Golden State Warriors

Steve Kerr has accepted the head coaching position of the Golden State Warriors.

steve-kerr-3Kerr will sign a five-year, $25 million deal with Golden State, his agent Mike Tannenbaum confirmed to SNY.tv’s Adam Zagoria and The Knicks Blog.

The Knicks reportedly offered him a four-year deal (Wojnarowski, May 14).

Golden State’s management group sent a group to Oklahoma City to make a final push for Kerr on Monday (Wojnarowski, May 13).

“We love Kerr. Incredibly prepared. We got him because of our players. The Golden State Warriors’ future is bright,” Warriors owner Joe Lacob said in a text (Spears, May 14).

Kerr will receive a longer contract with more stability. He will inherit a much better roster that is ready to win in the playoffs now. And he will remain close to his family in California.

Previously, other teams hadn’t been courting Kerr because they believed he was too far along in negotiations with the Knicks (Berman, May 2).

Kerr was the Knicks’ — and Phil Jackson’s — top choice as next head coach. Kerr was already planning on making staff changes within the Knicks (Isola, May 14).

“I know he wanted to go with the Knicks,” legendary former Arizona coach Lute Olson, who coached Kerr in the 1980s and remains close with him, told SNY.tv’s Adam Zagoria and The Knicks Blog. “The Knicks would not offer him five years because he was an inexperienced coach. They said they were still working at it but they didn’t want to give him five years because he didn’t have any experience.”

“And given the number of coaches the owner’s gotten rid of in the last seven years, I don’t blame Steve if that’s the decision he makes,” Olson said to Zagoria.

Harris Decker

I’m shocked. The Golden State Warriors represent a tremendous opportunity for Steve Kerr but it seemed as if the ability to be Phil Jackson’s right hand man in New York would be enough of a draw.

This means it’s back to the drawing board for Jackson. If you’re buying coaching stock I’d get my hands on as much Derek Fisher as I could.

Sam Spiegelman

This is completely out of left field if you’ve been following the reports detailing Kerr’s decision process. But in terms of basketball and an opportunity to coach a contending club, it was a no-brainer.

Kerr was leaning toward the Knicks solely because of his relationship with Phil Jackson. Other than that, he’s got nothing but a disappointing crop of role players and the chance at possibility retaining Carmelo Anthony. And even if the Knicks take a step forward, they’ll always have to get past LeBron James and the Heat in Miami.

The Warriors offer Kerr an opportunity to work with owner Joe Lacob, who he’s also close with, and inherits a playoff roster. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are a number of talented young player he’ll have at his disposal, and there will be no pressure to run the triangle.

It’s definitely a blindside for Jackson and Knicks fans. All indications were Kerr was leaning toward New York all along and was close to a deal. It’s a rough position, too, as now Jackson has the start the search process from the begin. Will he turn to Mark Jackson? Lure Jeff Van Gundy out of the booth? Can he pry Kevin Ollie or John Calipari out of the college ranks?

Oh, and how will impact the recruitment of ‘Melo?




775 comments
madskills
madskills

The Knicks are now said to be interested in Fred Hoiberg.

nyny
nyny

like it or not my money is on BYRON SCOTT as the next Knick coach ...has the Laker  connection and coaching experience...

amarmelo
amarmelo

Can someone tell me what system MIAMI SAN ANTONIO and DALLAS plays? 

Seth Plaut
Seth Plaut

I think we should look at these names:


Derek Fisher

Tyronn Lue

Fred Hoiberg

Kevin Ollie



They are all young coaches, who can be molded by Phil, and would be willingto learn/have knowledge of the triangle system.

amarmelo
amarmelo

Hey Phil Jacka$$son wake up and smell the coffee.... How bout bringing in a coach that really want to be here... and get his 4th/5th year extension base on winning.


Side note: Did Phil really think he had autonomy to sign anyone to whatever Salary he wanted without getting approval beforehand from Owner? 


Phil should have known the max Salary to offer Kerr before they even met. therefore allowing this process to facilitate faster and not being drawn out over 3 weeks.


This fiasco is making the KNICKS look so incompetent in the supposedly new Phil Jackson Competent Basketball Era.


Inquiring minds want to know:

Why Phil couldn't convince Kerr to take less years for the good of team? 

JCFromCNJ
JCFromCNJ

How about Jim Cleamons?! Phil's sidekick forever and a actual coach and a former Knick. Can't beat those credentials.

Seth Plaut
Seth Plaut

How about Tyronn Lue?  He played under the triangle with Jackson, and has done a good just as an assistant under Doc Rivers in LA. I know he is going to get a look.

JCFromCNJ
JCFromCNJ

LOL!!! Harris was jilted at the MSG altar. I never liked the fact that this guy was anointed a coaching savant to begin with, just because he played in PJ's triangle. There are REAL coaches out, why are we hell bent to give it to a neophyte. Speaking of neophyte, let's give the team to Clyde, he's a stupendous talking head, with a propensity for big words. So, even if the don't play well, their vocabulary will be better. 

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

I think Derek Fisher would make a great coach. I hope Phil feels the same way.

M&M; Consultants
M&M; Consultants

Who yo heard Kerr agent and he confirmed Frank Isola is a liar and hates Dolan. He stated Kerr took the warriors job since its closer to his family and Dolan was not involved and confirmed dealing with Phil was good and Phil has a well laid out plan. He was just on Mike and Mike

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

What is Lamar Odom up to???:



"It was actually Khloé who invited Lamar to the club because she knew the E! cameras were going to be there," a source close to Odom tells Us exclusively.

The reality star and Montana, who was at the club as a special guest, were joined by Kim Kardashian and friend Jonathan Cheban.

"She totally set him up and he is livid," the source says, adding, "she wanted it to look like he was stalking her on camera."

The Knicks player did know though that the "Ain't Worried About Nothin" rapper would be there. "He knew French was going to be there," the source continues, "but Khloe asked him to come and he went. He feels like an idiot for trusting her."



https://celebrity.yahoo.com/news/khloe-kardashian-invited-lamar-odom-club-set-him-003500442-us-weekly.html



SMH.....

zebeto
zebeto

couldnt the Knicks offer Mark Jackson a 1 year contract (try out sort of ) , since it looks like not many NBA front offices will be going hard at him . ??

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

i screen shotted Paul Pierce face after Ray hit those free throws , selling it on flatbush avenue 

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

Phil Jackson should fvck around and hire an international Coach and completely mess people heads up

not only will it be the 1st it would be a whole new scheme and plan 

something we need 

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

The Nets another Team that Spitefully likes to get in our way ..i don't know what Dolan did to these other Owners or Cities but we're always used as Leverage...this is what i would do 

any interest in any coach or player we should approach and ask without an offer..then when other teams come sniffing we pull back ..when coach or player ask why we say we like to be the only offer on the table 

that would leave the mystery of what the initial offer will be 

thats when the other team makes an offer and then we counter it...it's time to start using other teams as Leverage 


KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

Nets happy this Kerr story is sweeping their playoff elimination under the rug lol..thats what my post this am is dedicated to " The BK NETS "

zebeto
zebeto

Hoiberg names is gonna pop up soon .

M&M; Consultants
M&M; Consultants

This has nothing to do with Dolan. Kerr was using the knicks to get more money from Golden State. Phil made the right choice by not paying a person 25 million with no coaching experience. He was not the only person Phil was talking and there are other coaches he has been dealing with. Don't believe everything in the media.

cole3244
cole3244

what a shocking development, one thing is for sure no matter who phil hires that will be the person best suited for the job in the first place, even a rock would get that approval from the positive patsy's.


dolan is the problem always has been and always will be.

amarmelo
amarmelo

@Scott Berger-Felder  I agree... im just trying to figure out why people here keep saying MJ coaches ISO ball... 


I see nobody took the bait.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@amarmelo Sure...


Miami= "Pace & Space"


Spurs= "Motion Offense"


Mavs= "Push Offense"...Mixed in with sets that Carlisle likes to use.

Seth Plaut
Seth Plaut

@kingofny  Will you please let go of the pipe dream, it is not happening, nor should it. 

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

@kingofny  SAS will praise him for not coming here because he wanted no parts of him on The Knicks in the 1st place 

1harris1
1harris1

@MeloStat301  He hasn't figured out yet that this woman is nothing but trouble?


And this is one of the "high IQ" guys on our team.  LOL

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

@OLDKNICK  i loved Ray Allen putting his old pals away once again lol ...you can't script that well enough 

JCFromCNJ
JCFromCNJ

@Seth Plaut @JCFromCNJ A gazillion years ago, he may have learned something since then, and he will have Phil in his ear.


Basically everybody is expecting the next coach to just be an avatar for Phil anyway.

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

@madskills @Seth Plaut  Never hire a coach who played in the NBA in your Tenure who you constantly cooked or played garbage minutes 

Tyronn Lue seriously ? 

now Derek Fisher might actually be a good pick up he cooked a lot of Teams 

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

Thibs runs his players until they can hardly breathe just like Woody. I don't want another stubborn coach and I hope Phil gives DF an offer he can't refuse.

Kenny Smith might be good also.

madskills
madskills

@sir_manolo @knicksgirl35  The Bulls would want compensation for Thibs probably in the form of a draft pick. I like Thibs but not enough to get rid of more draft picks to get him.

madskills
madskills

@pezhao @BiggieTKB  I personally don't believe Golden State is the better coaching opportunity in the long run. Right now the Warriors have the better roster but that doesn't change the fact that they are stuck out West where the better teams are at the moment. At this point I can't even think of ways the Warriors could improve outside of a new coaching scheme (hence the Steve Kerr move). Their cap situation isn't that good and they have plenty of guys that will be looking to get paid eventually; Clay Thompson, Harrison Barnes, Dramond Green. Even Step Curry himself will be up for a new deal before you know it. They no longer have high draft picks because they aren't a terrible team anymore so they would have to get "lucky" in the draft.

amarmelo
amarmelo

@Seth Plaut Why does a coach has to have Phil interference? If Phil really wanna interfere then he should come coach and problem is solved.


Why do you want a patsy here coaching is the better question

Seth Plaut
Seth Plaut

@amarmelo @Seth Plaut  How do they fit here exactly? Please enlighten me, because none of them are willing to have Phil interfering. 

amarmelo
amarmelo

@Seth Plaut easily there are better coaches out there. 

M Jackson

J VanGundy

L Hollins



zebeto
zebeto

@thatsagoodpoint @zebeto iread an article a while ago and its stated hoiberg and phil had met before and phil was kinda fond of hoiberg .