Warriors manager Steve Kerr wouldn’t dedicate to either he would have run a fullblown triangle offense if he had taken a Knicks pursuit and not left Phil Jackson during a altar.
Kerr does not run a triangle with a Warriors, though rather a hybrid offense that incorporates Mike D’Antoni’s speedball, Gregg Popovich’s Spurs’ upsurge offense and a cut of a triangle.
Knicks manager Derek Fisher has committed entirely to a triangle. The outcome is a Knicks fell to 10-41 after Saturday night’s 106-92 detriment to a Warriors, while Golden State softened to 40-9.
“My clarity was, we was going to manager — we didn’t get into specifics [on a system],’’ Kerr pronounced before a game. “I consider as a manager we have to adjust to your personnel. You have to have a accessible talent to means to run anything that’s effective. Once we do, we have to collect out what’s going to be effective with that sold talent.’’
Kerr pronounced it was not “awkward’’ to manager during a Garden — he listened usually a smattering of boos during pregame introductions — though he certified it was tough to contend no to Jackson, crediting him for a lot of a success in his career.
“It was difficult,’’ Kerr said, “because I’m unequivocally tighten to him. we feel I’m gladdened to him for most of what transpired in my career. Everything that happened in Chicago led to San Antonio that led to TNT that led to Phoenix and here. It’s all since of a Chicago experience, all since of Phil we even got to Chicago in a initial place. From that perspective, it was difficult.
“But on other side of things, personal, family side, it was a lot easier to stay tighten to home and literally dual miles from my daughter who goes to Berkeley, and we got a group with a lot of talent and a lot of good guys. It was a good choice.
“I felt some-more gentle going to Golden State. It was a improved situation.’’
Kerr pronounced he hasn’t watched one impulse of a Knicks diversion until progressing Saturday, when he watched tapes of a initial half of a Knicks-Nets diversion Friday. He pronounced he emails with Jackson occasionally.
“Obviously this is a work in progress,’’ Kerr said. “It’s going to take some time. [Phil] knew that when he took a job.’’
Fisher was Jackson’s second choice — indeed third, though Brian Shaw was underneath agreement in Denver — and became a triangle devotee.
The Knicks manager has prolonged been sleepy of a inspection a offense is underneath and took a shot during a media.
“Way too most is being done out of what figure a offense we’re using is,’’ Fisher said. “I consider it’s easy copy, it’s easy work to be means to chuck that adult there on a front page and contend that’s because we’re not winning games, when that’s plainly absurd in my opinion. There’s a lot some-more that goes into winning than what form of offense we run.
“At some indicate if you’d like, we’ll set adult a video discussion and I’ll stop a fasten 100 times and uncover we how Kobe Bryant was nowhere nearby a tip of a triangle, he was Kobe Bryant. So we consider what we’re perplexing to do is yield a players with a format of personification offense that involves all 5 people. What figure that is, how mostly we’re in it. That’s not unequivocally what it comes down to.’’
Kerr didn’t wish to plead his three-week dalliance with a Knicks, who creatively offering him a three-year deal. The Warriors entered a ravel after a Knicks lowballed him, with then-agent Mike Tannenbaum enlivening a competition. Jackson pronounced Kerr done a “verbal commitment’’ and Kerr didn’t brawl a explain during a time.
“Didn’t we go by this already during some point? we know we did,’’ Kerr said. “I don’t unequivocally caring to go into any detail. we spoke of it during a time.’’
David Lee got a rousing acclaim when he checked into a game. He’s a giveaway representative in 2016 and still spends partial of a summer in New York. All-purpose brazen Draymond Green is a pivotal 2015 free-agent piece, though he has left from unsung to speak of him removing a max.