One day, the New York Knicks are going to get this whole "finding a head coach thing" down.
Steve Kerr was considered the favorite to land with the Knicks after they canned Mike Woodson. Kerr's arrival seemed like a formality. He wasn't just the top candidate, he was the only candidate.
Syncing up with the Warriors made sense for Kerr. They have the better roster and allow him to be closer to his family. But few saw it coming.
Working under Phil Jackson was supposed to be enough. It was enough.
It wasn't enough.
After placing so much stake in Kerr, it feels like the Knicks are now searching for their third head coach in the last month. In a way, that's exactly what they're doing.
So it's on to Plan B.
What is Plan B? That remains unknown.
The Knicks have a wide range of candidates to choose from, but Jackson is going to look for someone with whom he can coexist. That could mean he's looking for someone who can coach the triangle offense, a completely blank slate that will absorb his wisdom, a veteran sideline-meanderer who can cope with the hustle and bustle that comes with working in New York or someone completely off the radar.
More than anything, he just needs someone who can help him with the job at hand: saving the Knicks from a repeat of this past season while shedding light on a future that is swathed in mystery.