Steve Kerr looking for 5yrs/30mil to coach the Knicks
Old 05-11-2014, 10:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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By Matt Moore / NBA writer
May 10, 2014 03:29 PM ET

Steve Kerr is looking for a five-year deal from New York, reportedly. (USATSI)

The Knicks continue to zero in on Steve Kerr as the new coach under Phil Jackson. Kerr has said publicly he wants to finish his responsibilities with TNT for the playoffs, but the negotiations are continuing. The New York Post reports on the specifics of what Kerr is asking for:

Kerr’s agent is Mike Tannenbaum, the former Jets general manager. It is believed Tannenbaum is seeking a five-year deal for Kerr, the same length as Jackson’s.

It is also believed Kerr is seeking a similar financial deal as Mike D’Antoni had when he inked a four-year, $24 million pact with the Knicks in 2008. Jackson and owner James Dolan might have to overpay to get Kerr to move across the country.

via Knicks OK with Kerr finishing TNT duties | New York Post

So five-years, $30 million? For a first-time head coach with no prior assistant coaching experience who hasn't been actively involved in league operations for three years? To basically do the bidding of the Zenmaster, teaching a complicated offense with no sustained history of success without at least arguably the best player in the league playing for them?

Sounds about right. It is crazy that Kerr could potentially get as much as D'Antoni, who when he signed with the Knicks in 2008 was coming off a highly successful run in Phoenix. It shows you how much interest there is in a guy with nothing on his resume to prove he can do this. There's just a substantial amount of leaguewide faith in Kerr's ability to be successful in this role.

Multiple reports indicate that Kerr is likely to turn down the Warriors' interest in him to work under Jackson.
Report: Steve Kerr seeking five-year, $30 million deal from Knicks - CBSSports.com
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if i was kerr i would have asked for something like that. why the hell would he want to take on that mess?
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The Knicks are insane to give a rookie coach that kind of money. I don't care what ties he has to Phil Jackson and the triangle. Like I said, I predict this to be a disaster. Zenmaster may have bitten off a little more then he can chew this time.
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The Knicks are insane to give a rookie coach that kind of money. I don't care what ties he has to Phil Jackson and the triangle. Like I said, I predict this to be a disaster. Zenmaster may have bitten off a little more then he can chew this time.
I don't know, Phil and Kerr are so heavily connected with players, GM's, owners and agents. I would suspect Phil would not have taken this job without some sort of plan; which I have a sneaky suspicion Kerr was already a part of privately as he is the only candidate Phil even bothered to chat with lol He could at least make it look like it was his hope.

Phil is about legacy and you can't create a legacy without taking on something big and extremely difficult. LOL that would be the Knicks.

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Steve Kerr is not worth that contract length/money at all. The Knicks would be pretty stupid to give him that deal, but we are talking about Dolan so I see it happening.
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Like I said before Kerr will just be a puppet and Jackson will be in total control.
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Like I said before Kerr will just be a puppet and Jackson will be in total control.
A puppet shouldn't be paid 6mill per year
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