New York Knicks Part Ways with Head Coach Jeff Hornacek

Although the New York Knicks defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-98 on Wednesday night, Jeff Hornacek couldn’t keep his job. The Knicks have confirmed on Thursday morning that they have parted ways with Hornacek and will be looking for a new head coach.

Jeff is a true professional who has worked tirelessly for this organization the last two seasons,” – said Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry in a joint statement. “We sincerely appreciate his efforts and considerable contributions to the team and wish him well in his future endeavors.

Kurt Rambis, who served as an associate head coach with the team, was also dismissed.

Kurt has been a big part of the Knicks over these last four seasons, as both an associate head coach and interim head coach. We thank him for his dedication to New York and wish him the best moving forward.” – added Mills and Perry.

Jeff Hornacek was named the New York Knicks’ head coach in 2016 and posted a 60-104 record since, which is according to ESPN the sixth-worst record in the NBA over that stretch. The Knicks have finished this season 11th in the Eastern Conference, with a 29-53 record.

According to the league’s sources, former Cavaliers coach David Blatt and former Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale are among the leading candidates to take the job. The Knicks will also look into former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson and Jerry Stackhouse the head coach of Toronto 905 of the G League.

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