Report: Steve Kerr 'absolutely expects' to be offered Knicks head-coaching job

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Steve Kerr worked for CBS and Turner Sports during the NCAA tournament. (G Fiume/Getty Images)

Steve Kerr

Steve Kerr has long been rumored to become the next Knicks head coach, as he's stayed in close contact with his former coach from the Bulls, new Knicks president Phil Jackson.

Current New York coach Mike Woodson hasn't yet been let go, but he is widely expected to be relieved of his duties following a disappointing season in which the Knicks went 37-45 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2009-10.

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On Friday, George Willis of the New York Post reported that Kerr "absolutely expects" to be offered the job, and that "he's definitely going to do it," if offered, according to a source.

Kerr, 48, was a five-time NBA champion and had his number retired at the University of Arizona. He has no head-coaching experience, but he served as the Suns' general manager for three years from 2007-10.

Most recently, Kerr has been working as an analyst for Turner Sports and CBS for the NBA and NCAA tournament. He reportedly has had conversations with his bosses at Turner about adjusting his schedule during the upcoming NBA playoffs should be be named Knicks head coach in the next few weeks, according to The Post.

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