Knicks fire head coach Jeff Hornacek

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Knicks fire head coach Jeff Hornacek

According to ESPN, Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry informed Hornacek of his fate upon the team's return to NY.

When Phil Jackson hired Jeff Hornacek as coach of the Knicks two years ago, he had visions of pairing Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis on a playoff team.

With two NCAA titles over a three-year period, Villanova head coach Jay Wright is the hottest college coaching candidate in the business when it comes to a potential jump to the National Basketball Association.

The New York Knicks let their head coach, Jeff Horacek go after a poor year and naturally fans of the New York Islanders drew the comparison to the Islanders situation.

Another interesting name is Villanova head coach Jay Wright. According to a source close to the club, Knicks management believes Wright would be a ideal candidate for a rebuilding club.

The Knicks have made what is expected to be first of the several coaching changes this offseason and have joined teams like Milwaukee, Phoenix, and Memphis in the market.

Jackson hasn't coached since 2014 when he was axed by the Golden State Warriors, a team he helped build into the juggernaut they are today.

Mills and Perry might want to provide Jackson with a homecoming, the St. John's alumnus having been drafted by the Knicks in 1987.

The firing comes as no surprise as the Knicks have struggled on offense, defense, and even reference since Hornacek took over.

Hornecek just completed his second season as head coach with the team going 29-53 and missing the playoffs for the fifth straight season. He's been heralded for his ability to build relationships with his players, as well as his uncanny ability to develop talent.

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