The source indicated it’s a two-team race between the Knicks and Warriors for Kerr.
Lute Olson, Kerr’s coach at Arizona, remains close to him and said they talk on a regular basis. Olson believes Kerr will have a tough choice to make. “Steve’s daughter [Maddy] is at [Cal-Berkeley],” Olson said by phone Wednesday. “She’s a [volleyball] star. I’m sure that’s tugging at him a little bit. I don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s going to happen pretty quickly.”
Kerr had been expected to decide this week, and all signs pointed to joining the Knicks. But the Warriors’ vacancy could delay things if not change them. Golden State has a better roster than the Knicks, and owner Joe Lacob is fond of Kerr. Team president Rick Welts hired Kerr as Suns president and GM in 2007.
Chris Paul Says He’ll Pay Green’s Fine for Shove, Ejection
Chris Paul says he will pay any fine that results from teammate Gerald Green shoving Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng in the fourth quarter of the Rockets’ 129-120 win Sunday night.
Green was ejected for coming to Paul’s defense after a frustrated Dieng pushed him down after a foul.
Celtics’ Smart (Thumb) Confident He’ll be Back for Playoffs
Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he’s confident he’ll be back on the court for the postseason after undergoing thumb surgery last week.
Smart suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right shooting hand while diving to the floor in a game against the Indiana Pacers earlier this month. A hand specialist in New York advised immediate surgery with hopes that Smart might be able to return even quicker than the six- to eight-week timeline the team announced after surgery.
Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN