The focus is on Steve Kerr for both New York and Golden State now that Stan Van Gundy has joined the Pistons. Here’s the latest on the former Suns GM:
- The Knicks have agreed to guarantee the salary in the fourth year of a deal for Kerr, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The team previously had insisted on a three-year deal with a fourth-year team option, Wojnarowski writes. That’s slightly different from previous reports that suggested the Knicks were offering four guaranteed years and that the stumbling block was a fifth season.
- The Warriors and “several other teams” pursuing Kerr were already willing to guarantee at least four seasons, Wojnarowski adds in the same piece. The Jazz are the only other team known to be in on Kerr, so perhaps there are other suitors. In any case, Wojnarowski says that Kerr has narrowed his choices to the Knicks and the Warriors, and executives involved in process tell the Yahoo! scribe that money isn’t central to Kerr’s thinking as he weighs his options.
- Tuesday’s meeting with Kerr further convinced the Warriors of his capabilities, but his bond with Knicks president Phil Jackson continues to loom over Golden State’s pursuit, as Wojnarowski writes.