I’m not exactly sure what qualifies Kerr to be a candidate for such a high-profile job as a rookie head coach. Aside from broadcasting, his only other post-playing job has been GM of the Suns, were he made many questionable moves such as trading Shawn Marion for Shaq on a fast-breaking offense.
But if this is what Phil wants, that’s what he’ll get.
As the Knicks attempt to finalize a deal with Phil Jackson to become a major player in their front office, the Zen Master’s first line of business would be to conduct a coaching search in the off-season.
And one very interesting name has already popped up: Steve Kerr, a sharpshooting guard who played for Jackson when he coached the Bulls. The former Suns general manager now works for TNT, but is on record saying he wants to coach next season, and his hat was thrown in the ring during ABC’s broadcast of the Bulls-Heat game Sunday
H/T: NY Post