Report: Knicks, Lakers, Warriors In ‘Battle’ To Hire Steve Kerr As Coach


Steve KerrSteve Kerr has coached as many NBA games as you or I have, as in none, but that is not keeping teams from lining up to compete for his services.

The newly opened head coaching job with the Golden State Warriors has created a three-way “battle” to land Kerr as coach, Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports. The New York Knicks, who have been connected with Kerr’s name for weeks, and Los Angeles Lakers are also reportedly keyed in on Kerr.

“The chance to work with Knicks president Phil Jackson, who has served as a mentor to Kerr, is what attracts Kerr to New York,” Isola writes. “Kerr, according to sources, is concerned about upper management at MSG and especially James Dolan’s history of being too hands-on. If not for Jackson’s presence, Kerr would not consider working for the club.”

The Knicks are looking to replace Mike Woodson, who was let go after New York concluded a disappointing 37-45 season. The Lakers’ position was vacated last week when Mike D’Antoni resigned, and Mark Jackson and the Warriors parted ways Tuesday after pushing the Los Angeles Clippers to seven games in their first-round playoff series.

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