Phil Jackson reportedly told Carmelo Anthony in late April that Steve Kerr would be the team's next head coach. (Gary Dineen/Getty Images)
Citing a league source, Knicks beat reporter Frank Isola of the New York Daily News wrote late Tuesday night that the Golden State Warriors head coaching job is Steve Kerr's if he wants it.
Team owner Joe Lacob reportedly wants Kerr to replace Mark Jackson, who was let go on Tuesday after three seasons with the team. Golden State's front office was so adamant about the former Phoenix Suns GM that they reached out to him less than three hours after firing Jackson, according to Isola.
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Sam Amick of USA Today Sports had previously reported that Kerr had not spoken with the Warriors but was in fact interested. Former Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni, who worked under Kerr in Phoenix with the Suns, and former Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers coach Mike Dunleavy are also reportedly interested in replacing Jackson.
Kerr has been rumored to be in final negotiations with Knicks owner James Dolan and new team president Phil Jackson to replace Mike Woodson as head coach in New York. The five-time NBA champion is is also reportedly being sought after by the Utah Jazz, according to a tweet from Marc Stein of ESPN.