Just days ago, it looked like Steve Kerr to the New York Knicks was a done deal. Kerr had been swayed by the promise of working with his friend Phil Jackson in one of the NBA's biggest markets, and despite a strong push by Golden State, his mind was made up.
Today, things are less clear. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Knicks were unwilling to offer Kerr anything more than a short-term deal, and doubts opened the door for Golden State to re-enter the race.
When Kerr to the Knicks looked inevitable, the Warriors turned their attention to Stan Van Gundy. When Van Gundy chose Detroit after the Pistons offered him total control of basketball operations, Golden State decided to make one final push for Kerr.
Now considering New York and Golden State's revised offer, Kerr is reportedly nearing a final decision. Sources have made it clear that Kerr and the Knicks are still negotiating, but Golden State is believed to have a slight edge.
The things that drew Kerr to the Warriors originally (he's close with owner Joe Lacob and his daughter attends nearby UC Berkeley) are still in play, and if the Knicks refuse to commit long-term, Golden State may have found their guy. If Knicks owner James Dolan upgrades his offer (which Kerr is reportedly waiting for him to do), New York could seal the deal as early as Wednesday afternoon.
Stay tuned to our Golden State Warriors and New York Knicks team pages for all the latest on this developing story.
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