Just when things finally are starting to look somewhat organized for the Knicks something has to come along and throw that off. Everyone knows the Knicks are planning to hire Steve Kerr as their new coach, some say as early as this week. With his long time relationship with Phil Jackson, Kerr has seemed destined for the job ever since Jackson was named president of the Knicks, even though Kerr has no coaching experience. Now another team who made their own coaching move is trying to break apart the marriage before it even starts. Hit the jump.


The Golden State Warriors have reached out to TNT broadcaster Steve Kerr to discuss their coaching vacancy, a league source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com on Tuesday night. Kerr, who lives in San Diego, has several ties to the Warriors’ organization, which fired coach Mark Jackson on Tuesday, including strong relationships with Warriors owner Joe Lacob, son Kirk Lacob (who works in Golden State’s front office) and Warriors president Rick Welts, with whom Kerr worked closely in Phoenix.

Kerr lives on the west coast and has all these ties to the Warriors and these are both facts the Knicks should strongly be aware of. Not too mention at least for the immediate future, the Warriors have a much better team than the Knicks, which is also going to factor into Kerr’s decision. The same day the Warriors fired Mark Jackson they contacted Kerr, which shows they have been planning this and are serious about luring him away from possibly being with the Knicks.