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Report: Knicks closing on Kerr

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New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is pushing to hire Steve Kerr as head coach, and the deal could be completed by the weekend.

ESPN.com reported Kerr, who played for Jackson with the Chicago Bulls and was general manager of the Phoenix Suns (2007-10) before his current broadcasting stint at TNT began, was swayed by a two-day meeting with Jackson. Reports last week pointed to Kerr's preference to be on the West Coast with family, including a college-age daughter, as potential road blocks for Jackson to clear.

Kerr had not given TNT notice of plans to leave before the end of the playoffs.

Jackson signed a five-year, $60 million deal to run the Knicks and fired head coach Mike Woodson last week.

New York faces uncertainty in its rebuilding project with no first-round pick and the possibility of losing franchise player Carmelo Anthony to free agency.

If Kerr cannot be convinced to accept the job, Derek Fisher and current Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson, who played most of his career with the Knicks, could be alternatives.

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