Steve Kerr finally acknowledged that he will be in discussions to become the next head coach of the New York Knicks.

Mike Woodson was fired by the Knicks on Monday.

"I do anticipate talking with Phil Jackson at some point. When that time comes, it will come," Kerr said. "For now, there's really not a whole lot to talk about."

Kerr played for Jackson with the Chicago Bulls.

"It's going to be very interesting. My name is being thrown around. I do anticipate at least being a part of the conversation and we'll see where it all goes."

Jackson said he will immediately begin to conduct a coaching search to find a replacement.

Sources tell Howard Beck of Bleacher Report that Kerr would prefer to stay near the West Coast. Kerr lives in San Diego and has a daughter attending Cal-Berkeley.