Phil would first have to accept the job in the Knicks front office, but that’s for another conversation.
There are whispers that if Jackson does indeed accept a front office job with the Knicks, he could already have a coach in waiting in mind.
Bill Simmons hinted that Jackson could tab Steve Kerr to coach the Knicks next season.
My guess would be Steve Kerr, because they’re close. Steve Kerr wants to get into coaching. He’s said publicly that this season would be the year.
Steve Kerr, I think, would be a great coach. He’s one of the only guys who’s spent a lot of time under Popovich and Phil Jackson.
Frank Isola of the New York Daily News backed up Simmons theory.
If – that's if – Phil Jackson runs the Knicks don't rule out the team's next coach being…Steve Kerr.
— Frank Isola (@TheFrankIsola) March 11, 2014
Jackson of course has to take the front office job first.