Steve Kerr, Phil Jackson meet about Knicks' coaching job

Sunday April 27th, 2014

Steve Kerr has never coached at any level, but was the GM of the Suns for three seasons. (G Fiume/Getty Images) Steve Kerr has never coached at any level, but was the GM of the Suns for three seasons. (G Fiume/Getty Images)

Former NBA guard Steve Kerr and New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson met over the weekend to discuss the Knicks' vacant head-coaching position, Kerr said Sunday.

Kerr, a TNT analyst who was in Brooklyn on Sunday to call the playoff matchup between the Nets and Toronto Raptors, told's Ohm Youngmisuk he had dinner with Jackson on Friday and spoke with him again on Saturday.

"We will keep talking," Kerr said, according to "There is a lot to cover on both sides. This was the first time we've talked about the job. It just opened up last week. We got a lot of things to discuss."

Kerr has never been a head coach in the league, but he did serve as the Phoenix Suns' general manager from 2007-10. The Suns went 155-91 (.630) in his three seasons at the helm. He said the possibility of working for Jackson, his former coach with the Chicago Bulls, was enough to pique his interest.

"Oh yeah, how could it not?" he said. "It's the Knicks and Phil Jackson, my coach. I would be crazy not to look into it."

Kerr has long been reported to be the frontrunner for the Knicks' job, even before Jackson fired head coach Mike Woodson. He said recently he expects to be "part of the conversation" for the gig, but he has also already reportedly expressed concerns about the team's management and its roster. He could jump into the job at a time when Carmelo Anthony is set to test the open market as a free agent. On Sunday, however, he offered no thoughts on the state of the Knicks' roster.

"Those are details that have to be private," he said. "Those are things that Phil and I are going to discuss further, all kinds of things, organizationally, personnel-wise, but those discussions are all private."
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