Report: Kerr could decide between W's, Knicks this week

Report: Kerr could decide between W's, Knicks this week
May 7, 2014, 4:30 pm
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Steve Kerr is at or near the top of a long list of candidates including Stan Van Gundy, Lionel Hollins, Fred Hoiberg, Tom Thibodeau and Kevin Ollie (pictured on left) (AP)

Steve Kerr, a candidate for four NBA coaching jobs, including that of replacing Mark Jackson with the Warriors, is mere days away from deciding, according to published reports.

Though four teams – the Warriors, Knicks, Lakers and Jazz – have reached out to Kerr, he is seriously considering only the Warriors and Knicks, according to longtime NBA reporter Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.

A decision could be made as soon as Thursday, according to the report.

Though the Warriors are believed to remain under consideration, multiple sources say Kerr almost certainly will sign with New York, where he would reunite with his former coach, Phil Jackson, now in charge of the Knicks.

[REPORT: Lacob wants Kerr as Warriors head coach]

After firing Jackson on Tuesday, Warriors CEO Joe Lacob and general manager Bob Myers were reluctant to name candidates to become the next coach – before Lacob proceeded to willingly discuss Kerr.

"Well since he's not employed by another team . . . all I will say is it's known that all of us know him," Lacob said. "I've known him for 20 years. I think very highly of him as an individual, a great human being as well as a great basketball mind and a great pedigree."

Kerr is at or near the top of a long list of candidates including Stan Van Gundy, Lionel Hollins, Fred Hoiberg, Tom Thibodeau and Kevin Ollie.

Neither Lacob nor Myers would provide a timeline for hiring the next coach.