Steve Kerr met with Phil Jackson on Friday and officially discussed the New York Knicks' head coaching vacancy.
“We talked about the coaching position and we’ll keep talking,” Kerr said on Sunday. “I’ve made it pretty clear [the past couple of years] that I’d like to get into coaching
, and now it’s sort of out there. It’s like anything else, you have to explore it and that’s what we’re doing."
Kerr is in New York to call the Brooklyn Nets-Toronto Raptors game Sunday and added the two sides will maintain discussions.
Kerr and Jackson also spoke over the phone on Saturday.
“It’s the only reason I’m talking to them, I wouldn’t have known anybody else in the Knicks’ organization,” Kerr said. “The fact that Phil took this job was the connection. Of course, he was my coach and I have a ton of respect for him. And I’m honored that he’s talking to me about the job. We covered a lot of ground and there’s a lot to discuss with a job like this on both ends.
“It’s the Knicks and it’s Phil Jackson, my coach. So I’d be crazy not to look into it. We’ll further the conversation on both sides. But meanwhile I’m really busy with my own (broadcasting) job."