Steve Kerr Gives Reasons Why He Turned Down Knicks | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline

Steve Kerr Says Accepted Warriors Job Because It Was Closer to Home

by Robert Littal | Posted on Thursday, May 15th, 2014
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The money was great, the team is on the rise and he doesn’t have to deal with JR Smith. It was a no brainer in my mind for Kerr to sign with the Warriors.

Also, his family is all in the California area. Here is what Kerr had to say.

“They have a good young team. The location is ideal,” Kerr said in a phone interview with NBA.com on Wednesday night. “My daughter goes to Cal and plays volleyball. My oldest son is in college in San Diego and our youngest is a junior in high school. It’s just a short flight for them.”

“Ultimately, it was agonizing to say no to Phil because of what I think of him and what he’s done for my career,” Kerr said, according to NBA.com. “When Phil Jackson asks you to coach the Knicks, how do you say no? I think they’re going to turn it around, but going to be a big undertaking and it’s going to take time. The idea of doing that 3,000 miles from home, it just didn’t feel right.”

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