Steve Kerr and the New York Knicks are moving closer to a deal for him to become their next head coach.

The two sides are still negotiating a deal, but there is optimism from both sides that a deal could be in place early this week.

Kerr has been Phil Jackson's only choice to become head coach.

Jackson prefers Kerr because he's previously coached him with the Chicago Bulls and has remained close to him over the years. Kerr will also run the triangle offense.