Knicks fire Hornacek after chaotic, 53-loss season

Report: Knicks dismiss head coach Jeff Hornacek

Report: Knicks dismiss head coach Jeff Hornacek

The New York Knicks fired head coach Jeff Hornacek after the team returned home from its season finale in Cleveland, and several big names have already been mentioned as possibilities to replace him.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry told Hornacek the franchise was moving in another direction when the Knicks returned to NY after beating the Cavaliers in the regular season finale, 110-98.

At the hands of LeBron James, Blatt was unceremoniously and surprisingly fired halfway through his second year as Cleveland Cavaliers head coach. NY also plans to contact Jerry Stackhouse, the head coach of Toronto 905, the Toronto Raptors' G League affiliate, according to sources.

According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, the New York Knicks hope to reach out to Wright to see if he would be open to taking the job.

The ouster sends the Knicks in search of their 11th coach since Jeff Van Gundy resigned in the 2001-02 season.

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Hornacek's departure now allows team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry, who came prior to the start of the season, to bring in their guy and start seriously building the team in their image.

Weltman also has a connection on the current Raptors' coaching staff, assistant coach Nick Nurse, who is expected to be considered for the Magic job. 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.

Rumors persisted in Orlando that the Magic wanted Vogel out and former National Basketball Association guard Jerry Stackhouse to take the reins. The Knicks are always interesting, for better or worse, and this is a situation to closely monitor in the coming days, especially if the interest progresses into full-fledged discussions between the coach and team.

Hornacek was hired by then-team president Phil Jackson and then-GM Mills prior to the 2016-17 season. He has never led a club to the postseason. Those three teams made coaching changes during the regular season, inserting interim head coaches.

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