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Jeff Hornacek has been fired as coach of the New York Knicks, according to a report from ESPN.
Per ESPN, management informed Hornacek of his dismissal after the team returned following it’s season-ending victory at Cleveland on Wednesday night.
ESPN analyst and former Knicks point guard Mark Jackson and former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt have been reported as potential Hornacek successors. ESPN also mentioned ex-Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale and former NBA star Jerry Stackhouse as a possible candidates.
Hornacek compiled a 54-109 record in his two seasons as coach of the Knicks. That included a 29-53 mark this year. He has had some noted run-ins with Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis, as well as veteran center Joakim Noah.
Hornacek was hired by former team president Phil Jackson, who parted ways with the franchise after last season. Since then, Steve Mills has taken over as president with Scott Perry having been hired as general manager.
“New York is targeting the summer of 2019 to return to free agency in a serious way, when the team could have significant salary cap space and Porzingis is back to full strength,” ESPN wrote.