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Warriors reportedly interested in Steve Kerr for coaching vacancy

05/07/2014 at 7:09 am By

steve_kerrFor a player who was a reserve his entire career, TNT analyst Steve Kerr sure is a hot commodity as a NBA coaching candidate.

According to reports, the Golden State Warriors have already reached out to Kerr about their head coaching position that became available when the team fired Mark Jackson Tuesday.

Now that the Warriors’ job is open, Kerr feels compelled to at least listen to what Golden State has to say, a source told ESPN.com’s J.A. Adande.

Kerr, who lives in San Diego, has several ties to the Warriors’ organization, including strong relationships with Warriors owner Joe Lacob, son Kirk Lacob (who works in Golden State’s front office) and Warriors president Rick Welts, with whom Kerr worked closely in Phoenix.

Despite having no prior coaching experience at any level, Kerr is also a top candidate for the New York Knicks opening under current Knicks president and Kerr’s former coach Phil Jackson. The Los Angeles Lakers also have a vacant head coaching position, but the chances of Kerr landing in L.A. appear to be slim to none.

In any case, expect Steve Kerr to be manning the sidelines for a high profile team by next season. Whether or not he has what it takes to guide a team to a winning season is the real question.


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