NEW YORK (WFAN) — The Knicks managed to convince Phil Jackson to move east. Jackson couldn’t do the same with Steve Kerr, who spurned New York on Wednesday for a five-year deal to coach the Golden State Warriors.
The move drew comparisons Thursday to Bill Belichick snubbing the Jets for New England from WFAN co-host Boomer Esiason.
“I’m sure this isn’t the most popular decision with everybody in our market,” Kerr’s agent, former Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum, said on WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” show. “You guys love New York. I do. It’s a unique place, we all know it, it’s special. It’s the reason it’s the biggest and the best. But let’s face it, it’s not for everybody.”