Would Steve Kerr join Phil Jackson with Knicks?

Would Steve Kerr join Phil Jackson with Knicks?
March 17, 2014, 1:15 pm
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Tony Andracki

While Lovie Smith is creating a Bears reunion of sorts in Tampa Bay, the Knicks may be doing the same with a group of former Bulls.

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Now that Phil Jackson is the president of the Knicks, there are rumors he could hire former Bulls sharpshooter Steve Kerr as the team's new head coach.

Kerr joined the Dan Patrick Show Monday morning and said he and Jackson still keep in touch regularly, bonding over their love for the game the championship days in Chicago.

But would Kerr want to coach?

"I've been talking about it the last couple years," he said. "I left Phoenix when I was the general manager, knowing I didn't want to get back into management, but feeling like coaching would be a possibility at some point.

"I love being on the floor with the players...I love the game."

Kerr played under Jackson for five years with the Bulls and has worked as a basketball television analyst for the last few years, breaking down pro and collegiate games.

"I'm perfectly happy doing what I'm doing, but at some point in my life if there's an opportunity [to coach] that intrigues me, then I may take it," Kerr said on the DP Show.

He calls the coaching speculation "very awkward" given that the Knicks still employ Mike Woodson as the team's head coach.

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Kerr also admitted that he would be more excited if it was a coaching job on the West Coast given his affinity for the California weather. To which, Patrick pointed out the Los Angeles Lakers job may become available soon, as well.

As for Jackson, Kerr said he was not surprised at the move to the front office, as it was "natural evolution" for the "Zen Master."