TNT basketball analyst, Steve Kerr has spoken out against rumors connecting him with a possible coaching position with the New York Knicks.
Kerr's former coach, Phil Jackson has recently taken a job with the Knicks head office and rumours are abound that Jackson would like Kerr to replace Mike Woodson as head coach.
However Kerr spoke on Dan Patrick's show this week about those rumours: “It’s very awkward because it is just speculation. More than anything, you’re talking about somebody else’s job.”
The New York Knicks are in the middle of a poor year on the court with the team looking like they could miss out on the playoffs for the first time since 2010. Woodson has been on the hot seat for most of the season and with the introduction of Jackson in New York, the rumours have only intensified.
Although he was not willing to discuss individual teams and jobs, Kerr did state that he would like to become a coach at some point. He did serve as President and GM of the Phoenix Suns between 2007 and 2010 but has never coached in the NBA.
Kerr told Patrick: “I’ve been talking about it the last couple years. 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 and as a GM I was like there one percent of the time. I love the game.”
The five-time NBA champion also said that he would explore a job on the west coast, close to his home in San Diego but would not be drawn on a possible job at the LA Lakers.
With such rumors persisting about Kerr's next step, it seems likely that a team will pick him up this offseason but who will it be? Have your say in the comments.