Steve Kerr 'anticipates' talk with Phil Jackson about Knicks job

Posted Apr 21, 2014 by Marcus Hondro
The precis of this story is NBA fans should not be surprised if the New York Knicks wind up with former Chicago Bulls champ Steve Kerr as their next head coach. Kerr said he does "anticipate talking with Phil Jackson at some point."
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Kerr's reluctance to address the subject as rumors came up was due to the fact that Jackson and New York still had Mike Woodson under contract. But now that the season has ended for the 37-45 Knicks and that, as expected, Woodson has been fired, Kerr is doing a lot of talking.
"This is the NBA," Kerr said on Sirius radio. "Coaches basically know when they go in that they are likely to be fired. It's a brutal business, it's a brutal profession. I think back to a year ago when the Knicks were one of the best stories in the league, they won 54 games, I thought Mike Woodson was one of the top coaches in the league. He did a fantastic job.
"And then everything fell apart this year for a number of reasons. Tyson Chandler's injury was a major factor. I thought the J.R. Smith suspension early in the season threw the team off right from the start. And then some personnel moves that didn't work out."
Kerr, who won 3 NBA titles with the Bulls and 2 with the San Antonio Spurs, said he's kept in contact with Jackson since playing for him and that there has been contact recently. He did not say when the two would sit and talk about the job opening. "It's going to be very interesting and obviously my name is being thrown around," he said.
"I do anticipate at least being part of the conversation and we'll see where it all goes."