It’s been pretty obvious for some time now that Steve Kerr is the frontrunner for the Knicks’ head coaching job, so it should come as no surprise that he and Phil Jackson are already meeting about the position. Per ESPN:
Steve Kerr met with New York team president Phil Jackson over the weekend to discuss the Knicks’ vacant head coaching job.
Kerr said he had dinner with Jackson on Friday for a few hours and also talked with him on Saturday.
“We will keep talking,” said Kerr, a TNT analyst who was in Brooklyn to work Game 4 of the playoff series between the Nets and Toronto Raptors. “There is a lot to cover on both sides. This was the first time we’ve talked about the job. It just opened up last week. We got a lot of things to discuss.”
Kerr would not divulge how he feels about the Knicks’ roster and what appeals to him about the possibility of coaching the Knicks, who fired Mike Woodson shortly after the season ended. But Kerr reiterated his interest in becoming a head coach and said that coaching the Knicks and working for Jackson, his coach while playing for the Chicago Bulls, intrigues him.
“Oh yeah how could it not,” he said of his interest in New York. “It’s the Knicks and Phil Jackson, my coach. I would be crazy not to look into it.”