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Golden State believes Steve Kerr will take the New York Knicks job

The Golden State Warriors believe Steve Kerr will take the New York Knicks head coaching job, leaving them to scramble to find a new replacement for fired Mark Jackson according to reports on May 11.

Kerr was the Warriors number one target due to his relationship with owner Jacob Lacob and president Rick Welts. In addition, Kerr lives in San Diego during the offseason and his daughter attends Cal- Berkley.

According to a league source, the Knicks and Kerr are confident a deal will get done. Two other sources indicated that something could happen prior to the NBA combine, which begins on May 15.

Kerr has a deep allegiance to Knicks president Phil Jackson, who he played for with the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s, and that is what is believed to be ultimately luring him to the Knicks.

Contract details and Kerr’s broadcasting schedule – Kerr works as a TNT analyst wants to work through the Western Conference finals -- still needs to be ironed out. Kerr's agent, Mike Tannenbaum, is reportedly currently in negotiations with the Knicks.

Kerr has never been a head coach but has had a lot of suitors. He has also been mentioned as a candidate for the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers job.

With Kerr perceivably out of the mix, Golden State will now to their attention to Stan Van Gundy and Lionel Hollins. The Warriors will likely add more candidates to their wish list in the near future.

Van Gundy, who had successful stints with the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat, is not sure if he wants to return to the sideline at this point.

"Part of me does, and part of me doesn't," Van Gundy said in a radio interview with 740 AM in Orlando on May 8 . "Look, we're so happy in Central Florida. It would really have to be a great situation for me to get back in. I miss a lot of it. I really do. I miss the competition. I miss the challenge. I miss the camaraderie of it. But I also like the time that I've had, so we'll just have to see what happens. You weigh every situation.”

Van Gundy was fired by the Magic following the 2012 season. He has a 371-208 record and has made the playoffs in seven of the eight NBA he has been head coach, reaching the NBA finals in 2007-08.

Hollins, 60, will reportedly interview with the Warriors in Chicago at the NBA combine later this week. Hollins has served a head coach with Vancouver Grizzlies from 1999-to-2000 and two stints with Memphis (2004, 2009-14). He has a 214-201 overall record and is 18-17 in the playoffs.

Hollins is also reportedly a candidate for the Oregon State job.

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