Mar 21, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; TV announcer Steve Kerr watches in the first half of a men

New York Knicks Rumors: Phil Jackson wants Steve Kerr at Scouting Combine


The New York Knicks are still without a head coach for the 2013-14 season, but all signs point to that being settled very soon.

Feb 10, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Fox Sports broadcasters Steve Kerr during the NCAA basketball game between the Washington Huskies and the Southern California Trojans at the Galen Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Kerr has long been the front runner for the Knicks head coaching job and all reports suggest that he could officially be aboard very soon.

One such report deals with the upcoming NBA Scouting Combine.

Team president Phil Jackson wants Kerr to accompany him to Thursday’s draft combine in Chicago, the New York Daily News reports.

That could also be an indication that not only Kerr will end up as the Knicks head coach, but also a sign that the Knicks will look to acquire a draft pick or two before the 2014 NBA Draft rolls around.

Of course Kerr has to be formally announced first and there are still reported issues involving his salary demands.

Kerr’s agent, former New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum, is seeking a five-year, $30 million contract for his client.

The free-spending Knicks might just give it to him.

Marc Berman of the New York Post reports:

Steve Kerr still considers the Knicks the clear frontrunner to be his next employer and is awaiting formal contract details before any deal to make him the team’s coach can become official, an NBA source told The Post on Sunday. The Kerr camp is hoping a resolution can be reached this week, perhaps as soon as Monday or Tuesday.

However Dolan, who throws money around like it is Halloween candy has reportedly balked at giving a first-year coach that much money.

Keep checking back as we will have the latest all week on the Knicks’ coaching search as an announcement will likely be made on Kerr in the upcoming days.

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