New York Knicks open talks with potential Woodson replacement

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Steve Kerr has revealed he has held talks with New York Knicks chief Phil Jackson regarding the possibility of replacing Mike Woodson.

Woodson was sacked at the end of the New York Knicks' campaign after failing to guide the Eastern Conference franchise to the playoffs.

The 56-year-old had been under extreme pressure throughout the season before he was finally given his marching orders by Jackson at the beginning of last week.

Jackson will have an array of candidates wanting to take up the reins at Madison Square Garden, however Kerr appears to be the frontrunner after meeting up with the New York Knicks' head of basketball operations.

Kerr has revealed he spoke to Jackson in person on Friday before speaking over the phone on Saturday.

“I met with Phil Friday, we’ve had another couple of conversations since, obviously talking about the coaching job," said Kerr.

"We’ll definitely have some more conversations. Beyond that, not going into much details about what we’ve talked about.”

The former Phoenix Suns general manager would be seen as a good fit at the New York Knicks as he knows how to play Jackson's preferred triangle offense.

Kerr, on the other hand, could be a major risk as he is yet to hold down a coaching role at a NBA franchise.

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