Report: Jeff Hornacek to Become Knicks Head Coach

by May 18, 2016

The Knicks reportedly will hire Jeff Hornacek to be the franchise’s next head coach.

The 14-year NBA vet was the head coach of the Phoenix Suns from ’13-’16 and was fired in February 2016 following a 14-35 start. Hornacek amassed a 101-112 record and failed to make the playoffs in two-and-a-half seasons with the team.

The popular opinion was that Knicks president Phil Jackson would promote interim coach Kurt Rambis to the head position due to his relationship with Jackson and familiarity with the Triangle Offense.

In April, Carmelo Anthony said he “wanted input” during the Knicks coaching search. After that, New York was in contact with former Cavs coach David Blatt, former Pacers coach Frank Vogel and current Lakers coach Luke Walton about the job.

Bleacher Report‘s Howard Beck broke the story:

But the New York Daily News‘ Frank Isola says the deal is not done yet: