ESPN.com reported Thursday that Luke Walton, Tyronne Lu and Derek Fisher are also among the candidates to become the Knicks' next coach.
Walton spent this season as a developmental coach with the NBA D-League's Los Angeles D-Fenders. Lue is an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Clippers. Fisher is still playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder but he has said this is his last season. All three played for Phil Jackson with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Mark Jackson is a Brooklyn native who starred for St. John's and was a point guard with the Knicks. He coached the Warriors for three seasons, which included guiding them to the playoffs in each of the past two years.
Fisher is considered a similar candidate to Kerr because of his knowledge of running Jackson's triangle offense as a player with the Lakers. Fisher could also be a candidate for the Lakers' coaching job, which could create a bidding war between the two teams.
Fisher's season is still ongoing as the Thunder advanced to the Western Conference finals Thursday. However, Fisher has also said he plans to sit out a year to spend time with his family before considering a coaching or front-office career.
Fisher was a finalist for the Lakers' coaching job that ultimately went to Mike D'Antoni, who resigned after this season.
According to the Post, Jackson may also interview his former assistants, Kurt Rambis and Jim Cleamons, but needs permission from the Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks, respectively. Both are experts at running the triangle offense. Indiana Pacers assistant Nate McMillan might also be a candidate, but his team in still in the playoffs.