Knicks reportedly trying to hire Kerr after first round of playoffs

Steve Kerr could become the next head coach of the Knicks.


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The Knicks are trying to hire Steve Kerr as the team’s head coach after the first round of the playoffs, ESPN reports.

Kerr reportedly met with new team president Phil Jackson over the weekend. Kerr played for Jackson when the two were members of the Chicago Bulls, helping Jackson win three consecutive titles.

Kerr, who was the Phoenix Suns general manager and president of basketball operations from 2007-2010, has no previous coaching experience.

Jackson reportedly targeted Kerr for the Knicks job shortly after firing Mike Woodson, who coached the team the previous three seasons.

The Knicks will not have the financial flexibility this summer to overhaul a roster that went 37-45 last season. New York is facing the possibility of losing star Carmelo Anthony, who can become an unrestricted free agent July 1.