TNT analyst Steve Kerr is seeking a five-year, $30 million contract to coach the New York Knicks, according to the New York Post.
Kerr, a former NBA guard and Phoenix Suns general manager, has been pursued by the Knicks to replaced fired coach Mike Woodson.
Kerr plans to fulfill his TNT duties through the playoffs. Mike Tannenbaum, Kerr’s agent and former New York Jets general manager, is negotiating with the Knicks.
The Knicks gave Mike D’Antoni a four-year, $24 million deal in 2008, similar to what Kerr is seeking. D’Antoni established success with the Phoenix Suns before coming to the Knicks but Kerr has no coaching experience.
Knicks president Phil Jackson, who coached Kerr when he played for the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s, has targeted Kerr for several weeks.
According to multiple reports, Kerr is expected to withdraw himself as a candidate for the Golden State Warriors’ coaching job, even though Kerr reportedly would prefer to stay on the West Coast. He lives in San Diego.
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