NBA News: Steve Kerr Accepts Head Coaching Job With Golden State Warriors

NBA News: Steve Kerr Accepts Head Coaching Job With Golden State Warriors


[new_royalslider id=”279″]

Ever since Phil Jackson took over as President of Basketball Operations for the New York Knicks, it has been assumed that Steve Kerr would go to New York and become the Knicks head coach.

— Think You Know Everything About The 2000’s Lakers? Take The Ultimate Fan Quiz! —

Both the Lakers and Golden State Warriors had given up in their pursuit of Kerr, believing that it was too late to get Kerr to budge. But after missing out on Stan Van Gundy, the Warriors went after Kerr again and Kerr relented, electing to go to Golden State instead of the Knicks according to TNT’s David Aldridge:

Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the deal is for five years and $25 million.

As Aldridge tweeted, this move was a stunner. Kerr had seemed like a lock to go to New York, but despite having an offer from the Knicks, he continually held off on signing the deal.

After the news of Van Gundy’s deal came out yesterday, Kerr apparently wanted more than three years on his contract. The Knicks went up to four years, but the Warriors trumped them with five and now Kerr is headed to Oakland.

The Warriors boast one of the NBA’s best young players in Stephen Curry, along with excellent pieces in David Lee and Klay Thompson. The move also allows Kerr, who lives in San Diego, to stay relatively close to home.

Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear!

With Kerr and Van Gundy gone, and the team showing no interest as of this point in Lionel Hollins, the big name options are beginning to disappear for the Lakers. The team wants to wait at least until the NBA Draft Lottery next Tuesday, but at this rate, all of the top coaches available may be gone by then.
Top Lakers Head Coaching Candidates

Please enable Javascript to watch this video