Hornacek fired by New York Knicks

Hornacek fired by New York Knicks

Hornacek fired by New York Knicks

The Knicks announced Thursday that they fired Hornacek after two seasons as the team's coach upon the team's return to NY after the season finale Wednesday.

The New York Knicks will be looking for different answers next season.

Assistant coach Kurt Rambis, a confidant of Jackson's, was also dismissed, Wojnarowski reported.

Hornacek joined the Knicks as the 28th head coach in franchise history on June 2, 2016 and posted an overall 60-104 (.366) record over two seasons. The loss brought New York's record to 29-53, and left the Knicks with the ninth best odds in next month's NBA Draft Lottery.

The Knicks fired Jeff Hornacek on Thursday morning.

NY made the first of what are expected to be several coaching changes this offseason, joining Milwaukee, Phoenix and Memphis on the market. The Knicks are determined to stay the course on drafting and player development as they await the return of All-Star center Kristaps Porzingis, who isn't expected back until midway through next season as he recovers from a torn ACL.

Now, having wiped the slate clean of Phil Jackson's hires, the search for Hornacek's replacement begins.

Isola named Mark Jackson, Doc Rivers, Jerry Stackhouse, Craig Robibson, Jeff Van Gundy, David Blatt and David Fizdale as possible candidates for the opening. Overall, Hornacek was 60-104 during his tenure in NY. The Knicks now have a chance to try their luck in the free market with a brand new head coach and try to end their playoff drought.

"Jeff is a true professional who has worked tirelessly for this organization the last two seasons", said Mills and Perry in a joint statement.

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