Steve Kerr could give Knicks his decision this week
Steve Kerr could go from TNT to MSG this week. Kerr, the leading candidate to become the Knicks' next coach, is expected to make his decision in the coming days.
Knicks president Phil Jackson interviewed the TNT analyst last week in New York. A league source said Kerr still was deciding over the weekend but that something could happen this week.
Kerr worked the Memphis-Oklahoma City game Saturday night, then returned home to San Diego, where he was expected to talk things over with his wife.
There has been speculation that Kerr might wait to see if the Warriors' job becomes available. They have a better roster and are closer to home. But a source pointed to Kerr's relationship with Jackson, his former coach, as one of the reasons he would join the Knicks.
Kerr, 48, won five NBA titles during his playing career but has never coached. He spent three years working as president and general manager of the Suns from 2007-10 but has made it known in recent years that he wants to coach.
Jackson has said he will let his coach pick his assistants but that he will have "veto power." Former Knick Bill Cartwright is a leading candidate to become an assistant. He played for Jackson and was an assistant coach under Jackson when Kerr played for Chicago. Kerr hired Cartwright as an assistant in Phoenix.
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