Knicks Fire Jeff Hornacek After 2 Seasons

13 April, 2018, 07:30 | Author: Judy Cobb
  • Jeff Hornacek of the Knicks looks on against

Knicks' brass. notably president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry. informed Hornacek of their decision late Wednesday night after the team returned from its season finale at Cleveland.

ESPN reports the former coach was sacked after a flight back from Cleveland, where the Knicks won against the Cleveland Cavaliers, 110-98. Kurt Rambis, the associate head coach under Hornacek, was also relieved of his duties.

BC-BKN-Knicks-Hornacek Fired, 4th Ld-Writethru, 552Knicks fire coach Jeff Hornacek after 2 seasonsAP Photo TKSK105, MSG102Eds: Updates with quote from statement; Restores previous. After all, the Knicks would finish with a 60-104 record with him on the sidelines these past two years. "We sincerely appreciate the efforts and considerable contributions to the team and wish him well in his future endeavors".

Wright, who earlier this month led the Wildcats to their second national championship in three years, is one of several candidates mentioned by the Daily News to succeed Jeff Hornacek. Still, they apparently expected more this season, which started well but quickly fell apart after injuries to Tim Hardaway Jr. and later the season-ending loss of All-Star Kristaps Porzingis.

With AP Photos.The New York Knicks have fired coach Jeff Hornacek.

The Knicks will also be entering an enticing free-agent market in the summer of 2019.

Sources: Another candidate Knicks planning to contact: Jerry Stackhouse, coach of Toronto G League affiliate.

If the Knicks are looking for a player's coach, then Fizdale might just be that given his reputation as someone who builds strong relationships with most of his players. The combination hindered the Knicks all season, as NY finished 2016-17 ranked 18th in offensive rating.

"They made the best of a tough situation by playing with great effort, positive energy, enthusiasm, all throughout a hard season", Vogel said. They are out of the playoffs for the fifth season in a row, and they own just one playoff series victory in the past 18 years. "It's hard to do anything because all you're thinking about is not to mess up".

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