Pro basketball: New York Knicks fire head coach Hornacek

Pro basketball: New York Knicks fire head coach Hornacek

Jeff Hornacek won't be coaching the New York Knicks anymore. Kurt Rambis, the associate head coach under Hornacek, was also relieved of his duties.

In this competitive market, the glamour of Madison Square Garden coupled with the resources and willingness to pay a lot in terms of coaching salary gives NY a distinct advantage in recruiting available candidates.

Hornacek had one year remaining on his original contract. Additionally, ESPN reports that the Knicks plan to contact Jerry Stackhouse, the head coach of Toronto 905, the Raptors' G League affiliate.

In a joint statement Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry said "Jeff is a true professional who has worked tirelessly for this organization the last two seasons..."

Stackhouse is now head coach of the Raptors' affiliate in the G League.

Kevin Durant Will Reportedly Opt Out, Restructure Contract With Warriors
Durant was set to make $26.2 million next year, but by opting out he'll be able to sign a larger contract with Golden State. Durant's five-year income breakdown would be $37.8 million, $40.8 million, $43.8 million, $46.8 million and $49.9 million.

The Knicks haven't won a championship since 1973, are widely considered a laughing stock in the National Basketball Association with their front office and team decisions yet somehow they got this move right, and Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin missed so poorly on.

The Knicks will have an open head coach search and will consider college candidates like Villanova Wildcats coach Jay Wright as well as global options like former Cleveland Cavaliers and Euroleague coach David Blatt.

NY defeated the Cavaliers 108-95 earlier Wednesday. That's unclear, though one coach with ties to Van Gundy believes he would have interest in the Knicks job if management approached him. He remains close with both and was strongly considered for New York's coaching vacancy in 2016 before then-team president Phil Jackson chose to hire Hornacek.

If the Knicks are looking for a player's coach, then Fizdale might just be that given his reputation as someone who builds strong relationships with most of his players. The Knicks finished this season 29-53, good for 11th place in the Eastern Conference. Blatt is now coaching in Turkey.

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