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Report: Steve Kerr seeking five years, $30 million to become Knicks coach

Phil Jackson reportedly told Carmelo Anthony in late April that Steve Kerr would be the team's next head coach. (Gary Dineen/Getty Images) Phil Jackson reportedly wants Steve Kerr to be the Knicks' next head coach. (Gary Dineen/Getty Images)

The New York Post's Marc Berman reported Friday that the New York Knicks have no problem with TNT analyst Steve Kerr completing his television duties through the end of the playoffs before becoming the team's head coach.

The report also provides a glimpse at the type of money and terms Kerr is seeking in a deal to work for new Knicks president Phil Jackson or possibly the Golden State Warriors.

Kerr’s agent is Mike Tannenbaum, the former Jets general manager. It is believed Tannenbaum is seeking a five-year deal for Kerr, the same length as Jackson’s.

It is also believed Kerr is seeking a similar financial deal as Mike D’Antoni had when he inked a four-year, $24 million pact with the Knicks in 2008. Jackson and owner James Dolan might have to overpay to get Kerr to move across the country.

The Knicks are still considered the front-runners for Kerr, who won't see his TNT postseason duties end until late may or early June.

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reported Friday that Kerr will make his decision no later than Monday.

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