Phil Jackson Finalizing Deal With Knicks; Reportedly Could Hire Steve Kerr As Coach
One way or another, it looks like the New York Knicks have got their man.
According to ESPN, the two are finishing up a deal that will make Phil Jackson the head of the teams head office taking control of basketball operations from president and general manager Steve Mills.
“Everything is pretty much done. There are just some little things here and there that need to be worked out, but the Knicks are very confident that this is essentially done.”
New York Daily News Frank Isola is warning that if the Knicks do make the move, don’t be surprised to see former Chicago Bulls point guard Steve Kerr on the bench next season.
That is of course if the Knicks decide to let go of Mike Woodson after this season.
He did elaborate that Jackson could also go for former Cleveland Cavaliers and New Jersey Nets coach Byron Scott or Kurt Rambis as the next head coach as well. Of course, he might just implement the triangle offense on the team.
“The next Knicks head coach could be Byron Scott or maybe Kurt Rambis. A person close to Jackson raised an interesting candidate: Steve Kerr, the former Suns GM turned TNT broadcaster. Kerr played for Jackson but has no head coaching experience.”
No matter what happens, it does look like the Knicks have their man.