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If the New York Knicks move on from Jeff Hornacek, they may place a call to David Blatt.
According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, Knicks general manager Scott Perry may want to start fresh with his own hand-picked coach. (Perry inherited Hornacek from the old regime.)
It seems that Blatt could be on Perry’s radar.
Blatt, of course, is best known in NBA circles for his time with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Blatt led the Cavs to the Finals in his first season (2014-15), but was fired despite a 31-11 record midway through the following season.
He has been wildly successful overseas and is currently coaching in Turkey. But Blatt has made it known he would love to return to the NBA.
This is not the first time he’s been linked to the Knicks, as Blatt’s name was mentioned as a possibility for both the Knicks and Brooklyn Nets (prior to the hiring of Kenny Atkinson) over the past several seasons.
Stein also listed former Knicks point guard and Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson as someone the Knicks may consider.
The Knicks (26-45) are in 11th place in the Eastern Conference and out of the playoff picture.