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    Nyk Logo Report: Steve Kerr waiting on Warriors to make decision on Knicks coaching job

    TNT commentator Steve Kerr will possibly be doing his last on-air broadcast this weekend before accepting the New York Knicks coaching job.
    That is unless the Warriors fire current coach Mark Jackson and dial up Kerr to fill the position.

    I guess the Golden State Warriors would get upset if they fire coach Mark Jackson, and Steve Kerr still take the job with the Knicks, plus hire a fired Mark Jackson as the Knicks top assistant coach.


    Kerr is likely to make his final decision on the Knicks coaching decision soon after the weekend, according to a New York Post report. He's delayed making the commitment due to his responsibilities for TNT during the playoffs; he's called games every other day and is known for his extensive research in preparation.

    Though, if the Warriors are bounced from the playoffs in their Game 7 matchup against the Clippers tonight and Jackson is fired, Kerr's attention could turn toward that opening, instead.

    I like Mark Jackson style of coaching, he pushed the Golden State Warriors players above their level of performance two seasons in a row. The Golden State Warriors organization will not look to bright if they fire Mark Jackson.
    The Phoenix Suns had a 48 win season, and didnt make the postseason games.
    Are Phoenix Suns going to fire coach Hornachek? I doubt it.

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    If Jackson gets fired you know it's because they want to bring someone else (Kerr) on board. PJ better hope Mark Jackson keeps his job because it would be a no-brainer for Kerr to take the Warriors job over the Knicks job.

    I would expect the Warriors to make a decision quickly with Jackson/Kerr since the Knicks are in hot pursuit of Kerr.

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    Well Mark Jackson is history. Let's see what Steve Kerr does, we should know soon if he's the Warriors guy.

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    I would prefer Mark Jackson as our coach anyway...Let's see how all this shakes out. Like Stephan A has been saying" what in Steve Kerr's resume makes him qualified to coach the Knicks with no prior coaching experience???"

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    Originally Posted by jimkcchief88
    I would prefer Mark Jackson as our coach anyway...Let's see how all this shakes out. Like Stephan A has been saying" what in Steve Kerr's resume makes him qualified to coach the Knicks with no prior coaching experience???"
    This was a easy question to answer that Stephan A partner were clueless to answer.

    No teams were interested in ex-GM Steve Kerr (part-time announcer) to be their coach until .......

    HOF head-coach Phil Jackson became President of the BIG-APPLE, plus had a meeting with Steve Kerr.
    The Big-Apple media press went all out on the meeting of Phil & Steve.

    Phil Jackson is a winning coach with a 11 championship rings under his belt.
    Steve Kerr is a GM, which design a Phoenix Suns team to become the top exciting team to watch in a 6 season span.
    Its all good, when u see a winning coach hire a winning GM .. the two belong together on a big-market team.
    Although, the two (Jax & Kerr) with Dolan's big $$$ pocket becomes a BIG-threat to the other 29 NBA teams.

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    Originally Posted by jimkcchief88
    I would prefer Mark Jackson as our coach anyway...Let's see how all this shakes out. Like Stephan A has been saying" what in Steve Kerr's resume makes him qualified to coach the Knicks with no prior coaching experience???"
    Same could be said about Mark Jackson and JKidd and they both did decent jobs with no coaching experience, what was Stephen A. saying about those guys when GS and the Nets hired them?

    Kerr does have the benefit of having played under the 2 best coaches ever, he was a GM and he'll be mentored by PJ, that's a ton more than Kidd and Mark J. had. I'd prefer JVG or an idea that's been floated around about hiring Stan and Jeff as a team but Kerr might work out.

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    Originally Posted by tiger0330
    Same could be said about Mark Jackson and JKidd and they both did decent jobs with no coaching experience, what was Stephen A. saying about those guys when GS and the Nets hired them?

    Kerr does have the benefit of having played under the 2 best coaches ever, he was a GM and he'll be mentored by PJ, that's a ton more than Kidd and Mark J. had. I'd prefer JVG or an idea that's been floated around about hiring Stan and Jeff as a team but Kerr might work out.

    How come so many Knicks Fans are still stuck on JVG, after his favoritism coaching in 1999, got our best GM Grunfield Fired, which made Dolan follow the team on every road trip to be at every game to make sure there were no more JVG favoritism coaching with players, which made GM Grunfield roster go on a long winning-streak to make the 8th seed of the playoff .. a 8th seed team that went to the FINALS.
    This is why Ernie Grunfield is still a GM today, and JVG hasnt coached in the NBA the past 7 years.
    And SVG was kicked out of Miami by Shaq, and then kicked out of Orlando by D.Howard.
    The two brother are good PR talkers, but their judgement of players skills are bad, plus they have no coaching tools for younger players.

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    what the hell is going on? Golden State have got it in for the Knicks:
    taking David Lee when Knicks don't offer him deal after Amar'e.
    taking Steph Curry 1 spot in the draft before NY, after Knicks tell the world they want to draft him.
    offering Kerr the coach spot after Knicks tell the world they want to hire him.

    i don't know what's going thru Kerr's mind; from a personal viewpoint, i think he'd want to stay on the west coast to be with his family and inherit an already powerful team. then again, the opportunity to be in New York City with Phil Jackson and have PJ be his mentor, but dealing with a team that could be in rebuilding mode thanks to Melo's in-decision.

    i think the Golden State organization just threw a monkey wrench into Steve Kerr's mind...

    and now the Jazz are interested in his services... hmm.

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    Originally Posted by CoolClyde

    i think the Golden State organization just threw a monkey wrench into Steve Kerr's mind...
    Kerr said the only connection he has with the Knicks is PJ, probably thinks the rest of the Knicks mgt. are a bunch of clowns.

    If he adds it up, the Warriors job is much more attractive than the Knicks job, the only thing the Knicks can do is offer a rookie coach a guaranteed 30M 5 year deal which might change Kerr's mind.

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    Has anybody else ever notice that Kerr seems to be a fan of the Knicks when he commentates? I've noticed this a while ago.

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    Interesting point about the Knicks coaching position having less pressure because there are lower expectations than in GS because of the rebuilding roster. Both teams have been a revolving door for coaches so I don't know if the point is valid.

    We should know this week if Kerr is taking the job, if he doesn't take the job he'll be interviewing for the GS position before he makes a decision.

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    Originally Posted by tiger0330
    Kerr said the only connection he has with the Knicks is PJ, probably thinks the rest of the Knicks mgt. are a bunch of clowns.

    If he adds it up, the Warriors job is much more attractive than the Knicks job, the only thing the Knicks can do is offer a rookie coach a guaranteed 30M 5 year deal which might change Kerr's mind.

    The Knicks job is way more attractive for a rookie-coach being tutored by Phil Jackson, plus being Phil assistant GM.
    Taking the Knicks job will be great resume the next 12 years.
    Taking Golden State job will lead to going back to being an announcer in 3 to 5 years, will Kerr have a 51 win season with Golden State next season?

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    Originally Posted by tiger0330

    If he adds it up, the Warriors job is much more attractive than the Knicks job, the only thing the Knicks can do is offer a rookie coach a guaranteed 30M 5 year deal which might change Kerr's mind.
    Looks like this is how it's going to shake out. The NY Post rated the GS job the best available but Kerr will reportedly ask for a 30M 5 year guaranteed deal to coach for the Knicks, the Warriors are out of the running for Mr. Kerr.

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    Kerr signed with the Warriors....don't know the details but SVG is doing the Pistons for like 35 mil for 5 years and also manning the GM duties...i think the Pistons did well

    Now who does Phil have as an ace in the hole....there are a lot of quality coaches available

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