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Report: Knicks could hire Steve Kerr by end of week

May 5, 2014, 11:17 AM EDT

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The Knicks reportedly wanted to hire Steve Kerr after the first round of the NBA playoffs, and the first round is over, so what gives?

Kerr is scheduled to broadcast a game tonight – though it could be his last assignment.

Marc Berman of the New York Post:

The one-horse Knicks coaching derby should come to its conclusion this week.

Steve Kerr is scheduled to broadcast Game 1 of the second-round NBA playoff series between the Thunder and the Clippers in Oklahoma City on Monday night with longtime TNT partner Marv Albert. That could be Kerr’s last telecast, with a league source saying matters with the Knicks should progress this week.

Phil Jackson might want to press the issue a bit if he wants Kerr. Kerr is reportedly interested in the Warriors, and they reportedly like him too.

Kerr to the Knicks seems inevitable, but the longer the delay – at least until the Warriors extend Mark Jackson or hire someone else – the more uncertainty that arises.

  1. SBoy - May 5, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    Hire him…don’t hire him… Just please stop talking it about it until something actually happens! There should be some sort of limit of how many stories can be written about a potential story!

    • sportsfan18 - May 5, 2014 at 3:05 PM

      There are limits about these stories…

      When WE, the public QUIT reading them and quit clicking on them… they get the hint to write about other things…

      But this is getting read, clicked on and commented on… which shows there IS demand for this type of story…

      AND where there is demand… there will be MORE of it coming out…

  2. fordmandalay - May 5, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    What is the fascination with hiring Kerr? The guy has zero coaching experience – how does this qualify him to coach an NBA team?

    • duhwighthoward - May 5, 2014 at 12:07 PM

      Based on his experience as a GM.

      Oh wait, that didn’t go so well.

      The Suns were eliminated in five games in the first round of the playoffs in 2008, then missed the
      playoffs in 2009.

      – traded Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks for Shaquille O’Neal.
      – traded Boris Diaw, Raja Bell, and Sean Singletary for Jason Richardson, and Jared Dudley.
      – traded Shaquille O’Nea for Ben Wallace and Sasha Pavlovic.

      drafted Robin Lopez

      hired and fired Terry Porter
      hired Alvin Gentry

    • antistratfordian - May 5, 2014 at 2:28 PM

      Coaching experience has never been required of former players. By NBA standards, spending a decade playing under Phil Jackson and Gregg Popovich probably makes him overqualified.

  3. jzone954 - May 5, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    If in Kerr in weighing options and waiting to see what other gigs may come available. If the golden state job opens, I mean let’s be honest with ourselves, more of a position to win within the next 2-3 then the Knicks.

  4. Dogsweat - May 5, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Perfect coach for the Warriors. Jackson belongs in New York. MJ will bring a title to MSG.

  5. csbanter - May 5, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Agree with those who say enough already hire him, don’t hire him. Just stop with these stories. Good luck to Kerr but there’s other things going on in the NBA.

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