The New York Knicks have fired head coach Jeff Hornacek after failing to make the playoffs during his two seasons with the franchise and recording a 60 - 104 overall record, sixth worst in the NBA over that stretch
Hornacek was hired in June of 2016 as a replacement for former Knicks coach Derek Fisher, whom was fired earlier that year during the 2016 season. But things didn’t go as hoped during his first season. Winning only 31 games while en route to a twelfth place finish in the Eastern Conference. The teams struggles continued this season finishing eleventh in the Eastern Conference and winning just 29 games, even after acquiring Frank Ntilikina with the eight overall pick in the 2017 draft.
The organization is reportedly looking to hire several former head coaches. Including former Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale, Cavaliers David Blatt, and Warriors Mark Jackson. Another candidate the Knicks are looking into is Villanova head coach Jay Wright, who has led the Wildcats to two national championships in the last three seasons.