As we reported yesterday, the New York Knicks are working frantically to lock down Steve Kerr as their new head coach before the end of the first-round this week.
But it seems like those plans may have just hit a bump in the road with the Los Angeles Lakers job suddenly becoming available.
While it was known that Kerr would be looking around to see if any other vacancies opening, it seemed likely that none he would be interested would hit the market before the Knicks could sort out their deal.
Then Mike D’Antoni resigned and circumstances have flipped. According to Ben Higgins of 10 News, Kerr is very much interested in the newly vacated Lakers head coaching role and may ditch the Knicks and jet off to California.
Kerr grew up in the mean streets of Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles and taking the Lakers job would mean a return home for the 48-year old who was born in the Lebanon.
Neither of the jobs on offer at the moment are ideal for any coach, especially one like Kerr who has never been a head coach before. Both positions have their detractions and the former Phoenix Suns GM will have to weigh up the pros and cons of Kobe and the Lakers vs Phil Jackson and the Knicks.
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