The New York Daily News is reporting that Steve Kerr is nearing a deal to become the next head coach of the New York Knicks. While Kerr's agent is still in negotiations with the team, both sides are “optimistic” a deal will be done this coming week.

Kerr has been seemingly the only candidate for the job since the team parted ways with Mike Woodson, as Kerr is a favorite of new team president Phil Jackson back from their days with the Bulls. Kerr has no prior coaching experience, but did serve as general manager of the Phoenix Suns from 2007 to 2010.

The hire would certainly shake things up for the Knicks, as Kerr would likely implement Jackson’s patented triangle offense. The real question on New Yorkers’ minds is how it will impact Carmelo Anthony, whose opt-out deadline is creeping ever closer.

We'll have more on this as soon as news breaks.

[via NY Daily News]