New York Knicks fire coach Jeff Hornacek and assoc. head coach Kurt Rambis

Jeff Hornacek went 60-104 on a frankly talent-deficient Knicks squad — the sixth worst record in the league since his hiring. David Fizdale, David Blatt, Mark Jackson are listed as potential candidates.

Kahron Spearman

The New York Knicks have fired coach Jeff Hornacek, the team announced Thursday.


League sources said Mills and Perry notified Hornacek following the team's return to suburban New York City after a flight back from Cleveland. The Knicks beat the Cavaliers 110-98, though Cleveland largely rested their stars.


Hornacek was 60-104 as the Knicks coach, the sixth-worst record in the NBA since his hiring, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Jeff is a true professional who has worked tirelessly for this organization the last two seasons. We sincerely appreciate his efforts and considerable contributions to the team and wish him well in his future endeavors.

Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry
Knights Press Release

The Knicks have struck first in what is scheduled to be a host of coaching changes this offseason, which includes Milwaukee, Phoenix, and Memphis who all have interim coaches.


Charlotte coach Steve Clifford and Detroit president/coach Stan Van Gundy are also expected to have their futures evaluated. David Fizdale, David Blatt, Mark Jackson are listed as potential candidates for the Knicks job.