Knicks coaching rumors: Phil Jackson reportedly wants Steve Kerr to replace Mike Woodson

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Phil Jackson is ready to tap into his Chicago ties as he begins the task of turning around the New York Knicks.

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g to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, Jackson will try to hire former Bulls guard Steve Kerr as coach to replace Mike Woodson. 

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Wojnarowski noted that Kerr has long been Jackson's choice to turn his vision as an executive into on-court success. As Wojnarowski wrote:

"Jackson had convinced Kerr to come to Seattle as his coach, league sources told Yahoo Sports, only to have those plans foiled when a purchase agreement with the Sacramento Kings fell apart."

Kerr played on Jackson's last three Bulls championship teams (1996-98). He has never coached; his only front-office experience is a stint as the Phoenix Suns' general manager (2007-10).

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