Breaking: Steve Kerr Rejects The Knicks and Accepts Warriors Job
Steve Kerr has decided to not join his mentor Phil Jackson in New York and instead decided to join the Golden State Warriors as head coach of the team.
David Aldridge of NBA.com broke the news just minutes ago on Twitter. The deal is a five-year deal for $25 million.
Kerr had been going back and forth between the two teams in recent days.
According to ESPN,
Multiple sources said Kerr told new Knicks president Phil Jackson he chose the Warriors for family reasons. Sources also said that Kerr preferred the Warriors’ job to the Knicks’ job all along, but it was a difficult decision because of his relationship with Jackson.
Golden State had been rumored to be looking to get Stan Van Gundy after believing they had no chance at Kerr, but Van Gundy instead decided to take the Detroit Pistons head coaching and President of Basketball Operations job.
This is the second time that the Warriors chose a coach that had no prior experience beforehand.
There is no word on who the Knicks will now look to at the current time.