Knicks Fire Jeff Hornacek: Potential Candidates For Next Head Coach

Report: The New York Knicks part ways with coach Jeff Hornacek

Jackson's departure with Golden State, though, will give Mills and Perry something to think about when they evaluate his candidacy. But he shifted gears during Hornacek's first season, and the team returned to the triangle with poor results. "I've got a great president and a great [athletic director]". The next season, the Warriors improved to 47 wins and the following year 51.

The Knicks fired Jeff Hornacek on Thursday morning.

Wright, who earlier this month led the Wildcats to their second national championship in three years, is one of several candidates mentioned by the Daily News to succeed Jeff Hornacek.

Perry said that the Knicks would not limit their search in any way, suggesting that the club would be open to interviewing college coaches for the vacancy.

That's why the most obvious choices also happen to be the favorite of the Knicks fans who believe the front office would be wise to look back in order to go forward.

Stackhouse and Perry have a relationship from their shared time with the Detroit Pistons.

Jackson and Van Gundy have head coaching experience and winning records. This season, Stackhouse's club won the G League's Eastern Conference title but fell to the Austin Spurs in the finals. We get asked all the time who our 'team is.' The Knicks?

Fizdale was sacked by the Grizzlies early this season after a strong opening campaign in 16-17. Villanova can recruit five-star prospects like Jalen Brunson and Omari Spellman, but it can also redshirt and develop lower-ranked players like Bridges and Donte DiVincenzo. "But again, just in terms of consistency and then a trend I would say toward consistency, Steve and I thought we fell a little bit short in that area". Wrights teams have thrived using a type of small ball basketball that has recently taken over the NBA. "He's a good manager of personalities as well". The Knicks made the decision after beating Cleveland on Wednesday night to finish a 29-53 season.

Blatt has Princeton connections with both Knicks president Steve Mills and VP of Player Development Craig Robinson.

Van Gundy and Jackson understand the NY market and know how to navigate the land mines at Madison Square Garden. He played for the Knicks for two seasons (1994-95 and 1995-96) and is well-respected by members of the Knicks organization.

The Knicks' associate head coach, Kurt Rambis, was also fired.

Of course, this was supposed to be a rebuilding season for the Knicks, when young players could grow so the team could prosper in the future, even if it meant some losing. The question is who will these franchises pursue to be their next coach.

Another interesting name is Villanova head coach Jay Wright.