The Golden State Warriors met Tuesday with Steve Kerr before his TNT broadcast in Oklahoma City and appear to remain in the running for him alongside the New York Knicks, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Warriors, after initially believing they had no shot at Kerr because he was "too deep" into his negotiations with the Knicks, are pressing him as hard as they can to try to change his mind after Golden State's other top coaching target -- Stan Van Gundy -- struck a deal with the Detroit Pistons.
The Knicks, sources say, remain the strong favorites to land Kerr, largely because of his longstanding relationship with new team president Phil Jackson. One source close to the process told ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne that New York and Kerr's representatives have been in "the final stages" of talks for more than a week and said he'd be "shocked" if Kerr landed anywhere but New York.
But the ongoing delay in wrapping up a deal, amid repeated suggestions that the parties are struggling to find a consensus on contract terms, has emboldened the Warriors to make this renewed push. Kerr also has longstanding relationships with Golden State owner Joe Lacob, son Kirk Lacob and Warriors president Rick Welts.