New York Knicks rumors have Steve Kerr becoming the coach of the Golden State Warriors now. Kerr had been involved in many Knicks rumors since the regular season ended and it seemed like Phil Jackson was close to signing him to the team. According to a report from ESPN on Wednesday (May 14), he has instead agreed to a five-year, $25 million deal from the Warriors. He will replace Mark Jackson on the sidelines immediately.
This is a shocking development because it seemed like a done deal between the broadcaster and the new team president (Phil Jackson). Something must have fallen apart in the negotiations or it could have simply been that he felt the talent on the floor for the Warriors was simply too good to pass up. After a first round exit in the postseason, Golden State decided that it was time to move in a different direction and the front office relieved Mark Jackson of his duties.
Fans should expect even more New York Knicks rumors about the search for a new coach to surface. Another person that is already off the market is Stan Van Gundy, who NBA.com reports has signed on to be the new coach of the Detroit Pistons. His deal is reportedly worth $35 million over the next five years and will include almost complete team control for Van Gundy. That's hard for any man in his position to pass up.
It's unclear at this time who will become the leading candidate to become the new coach for the Knicks. The team has missed out on its primary choice during the offseason, but will also want to move quickly before the free agency period and 2014 NBA Draft gets to close. The biggest piece of business after hiring a new coach will be to make sure that Carmelo Anthony doesn't decide to leave the franchise for greener pastures.