The New York Knicks have improved their offer to Steve Kerr by including a fourth guaranteed season on his contract.

The Knicks had been holding firm on a three-year deal with a team option for a fourth. The Knicks have shown more restraint in their talks with Kerr than they have in the past when dealing with coaches.

Kerr has narrowed his choices to the Knicks and Golden State Warriors with a decision expected soon.

Executives involved in the process have indicated that there is no bidding war and that the Knicks and Warriors pose two very different types of opportunity.

Kerr's relationship with Phil Jackson has been the strongest bond in the process.