Knicks dismiss head coach Jeff Hornacek
- Author: Rogelio Becker Apr 15, 2018,
Apr 15, 2018, 5:14
Rambis, a former assistant under Jackson, originally came to NY to work under Derek Fisher and served as interim head coach for half a season after Fisher was sacked.
At a news conference Thursday to explain the dismissal of Hornacek, the team president, Steve Mills, eagerly conveyed a mandate of patience from the owner, James L. Dolan, who once went nuclear on a security employee for not recognizing him at the entrance of a Madison Square Garden lounge.
The New York Knicks are headed for another offseason that will begin with doubt and uncertainty.
Jackson was sacked by the Warriors in 2014 and he has since been working in broadcasting. "In a few years, this team is going to be really unsafe".
Like Jackson, Van Gundy would likely be a popular pick with many Knicks fans.
Hornacek, whom Jackson hired two years ago, had one season left on his three-year, $15 million dollar deal. The loss of The Unicorn only further exposed the Knicks numerous flaws that plagued the team and now Hornacek has paid the price with his job.
Stackhouse and Perry have a relationship from their shared time with the Detroit Pistons.
Stackhouse has been the head coach of the Toronto Raptors' G-League affiliate, Raptors 905, since last season and led them to a league title and was named Coach of the Year.
Jackson's only three seasons of coaching experience came with the Warriors, who he guided from a 23-43 record in his first year to a 51-31 record in his third year.
The Knicks fired their coach early Thursday, shortly after finishing a 29-53 season.
"I think just as we observed the team, there were a lot of things that we just thought would be better at, from attention to detail to player accountability, and Jeff did a good job in some areas". "He's a good manager of personalities as well".
The Knicks interviewed Blatt the last time they had a coaching vacancy, and it would be no surprise if they talked to the former Cleveland Cavaliers coach once again. "He's given us the room to be patient to develop players, develop a culture within the organization", Mills said. He's now making $2.5 million at Villanova, which makes him just the 24th highest paid coach in the country.
Wright does have some experience in NY area. Kurt Rambis, the associate head coach under Hornacek, was also dismissed. He's credited for playing a role in the development of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. The team then tried to rebuild around Kristaps Porzingis, who appeared on his way to a breakout year.
"I'm staying", Wright said when O'Neil asked him about his interest in coaching in the National Basketball Association.