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Jeff Hornacek | Guard

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (54) / 5/3/1963
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 190
College: Iowa State
Drafted: 1986 / Rd. 2 (22) / PHO

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The Knicks have fired coach Jeff Hornacek, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
Hornacek has a career record of 161-216 as a head coach (42.7%), and he went a combined 60-104 (36.6%) in two season with the Knicks. There are expected to be multiple coaching vacancies this summer, including potentially the Suns, Magic and Pistons, which may have expedited New York's decision to remove Hornacek mere hours after their final game -- they'll now get the first shot at available candidates. Mark Jackson, David Fizdale, David Blatt and Jerry Stackhouse have already emerged as possibilities, and it remains to be seen where Hornacek heads next. Apr 12 - 1:42 AM

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Coach Jeff Hornacek said he wants the Knicks to shoot more 3-pointers this season.

New York is dead last in the NBA in 3-point attempts (21.6 per game) and makes (7.8). They are also the only team that has taken more mid-range shots than 3-pointers. "Of course I want more," Hornacek said. "We’re not getting many. Some of them we’re passing up. On the break, they got to be able to let them fly." The eventual return of Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) will help, but expect Hornacek to encourage Kristaps Porzingis and Courtney Lee to shoot more from downtown in the interim.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 11:36:00 AM

Coach Jeff Hornacek confirmed that the Knicks are committed to rebuilding and will place a priority on playing their young core this season.

Hornacek referenced Sixers coach Brett Brown and essentially acknowledged that Knicks are now willing #TrustTheProcess in New York. "You try to not sacrifice what you’re trying to do to build just to win some games," said Hornacek. "Obviously you want to win, but you have to find that balance. You can’t get frustrated." This is good news for rookie Frank Ntilikina, as well as Willy Hernangomez, as the Knicks are clearly willing to suffer through losses in order to get experience for their young core.
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 11:04:00 AM

Coach Jeff Hornacek hinted that the Knicks will likely ditch the Triangle Offense and play a more up-tempo style next season.

With Phil Jackson no longer calling the shots in New York, Hornacek will be free to run the offense in any way he sees fit. When Hornacek was the head coach in Pheonix, the Suns finished in the top-5 in the NBA in Pace factor in each of his final two seasons. The Suns also finished near the top of the league in fast-break points. While the Knicks don't have the same roster components as the Suns did, expect Hornacek to encourage his team to push the pace far more than they did last season.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 12:27:00 PM

Scott Perry has agreed to a five-year contract to become the Knicks general manager.

Perry was under contract in Sacramento. Thus, the Knicks are sending a 2019 second-round pick and cash considerations to the Kings. Perry will report to Steve Mills, who will be promoted to president of basketball operations. Per Wojnarowski's report, Mills will have final say, but Perry will be "afforded tremendous freedom" and "will be the day-to-day voice running the basketball side."
Fri, Jul 14, 2017 01:17:00 PM

Kings vice president of basketball operations Scott Perry has agreed to terms with the Knicks to become the team's new general manager, according to Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago.

The Knicks have apparently found their man. Perry was part of the old Magic front office with Rob Hennigan before shifting to Sacramento. He was only with the Kings for three months, but his steady hand helped the Kings pick up three solid first-round picks and second-round pick Frank Mason. The terms of his role with Steve Mills are still unclear, but it's possible Mills gets promoted to president.
Thu, Jul 13, 2017 05:27:00 PM

The Knicks are progressing toward opening contract negotiations with David Griffin to become the team's next general manager, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of

The former Cavs general manager traveled to New York to meet with executive Steve Mills to discuss the partnership. Griffin may also meet with owner James Dolan in the near future, as well. It's been a wild week in the Big Apple and the Knicks may have to sell Griffin on them more than the other way around, especially after the Tim Hardaway Jr. deal from this week.
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 12:27:00 AM

Updating a previous item, Kentucky coach John Calipari denied his interest in the Knicks president position.

Calipari is in Egypt and he hopped on Twitter to shoot down the report. "NO ONE has contacted the Knicks on my behalf. I am the coach at Kentucky and will be for a long time! Even in Egypt I can’t escape the rumors," Calipari tweeted. "Are you kidding me?! It’s 5 in the morning here and this is what I wake up to?"
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 11:41:00 PM

Kentucky head coach John Calipari reached out to the Knicks through intermediaries to express interest in the Knicks presidency, according to Ian Begley of

The report adds the Knicks are not interested in Calipari at the moment. The Knicks are currently without a president of basketball operations following the parting of ways with the team and Phil Jackson. It'll be general manager Steve Mills running the show as the team gets ready for free agency this weekend.
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 07:05:00 PM

According to the New York Post, Phil Jackson won't fire Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek.

The Knicks are all but out of the playoff race with a 27-41 record and Phil Jackson's influence with the team is growing -- Jackson encouraged Hornacek to "reemphasize the triangle offense" and step back from the coach’s "hybrid attack" prior to the All-Star break. Hornacek still has two years left on his deal and the Knicks have already gone through three other coaches since Jackson took over as team president, so it appears that his job is safe for now.
Thu, Mar 16, 2017 10:53:00 AM

As expected, coach Jeff Hornacek said he is determined to win as many games as possible until the Knicks are officially eliminated and will continue to play his veterans.

"If we’re out of the playoffs, if we can start giving guys time, we’ll start doing that," said Hornacek. "Until then, we have veteran guys here who are never going to give up until we’re mathematically out of it. So we’re just going to continue to play and we’re going to continue to try to win games." However, Hornacek did bench Derrick Rose for the entire fourth quarter in favor or rookie Chasson Randle. That is a situation to keep an eye on.
Source: Newsday
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 10:29:00 AM

Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek still has his eyes on the playoffs, but hinted that he's also building for the future at the same time.

"We’re all competitors, and we all want to get [to the playoffs], but we have to understand that we have to try to develop something for long term," Hornacek said. "If we’re skipping steps just to get in the playoffs, that would be great for this year, but then what do you do for next year? So we want to try to combine those two." The Knicks are 22-30, but they are only two losses behind the eighth-seeded Pistons. Unless they can string some wins together in the next couple weeks, expect the Knicks to be sellers at the deadline.
Source: ESPN N.Y.
Mon, Feb 6, 2017 09:32:00 AM

Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek threatened to make changes to his starting lineup after Sunday's blowout loss to the Raptors.

"I had to start looking at different possibilities with that group," Hornacek said. "This isn’t the first time that it has happened. We saw the second group come in there and play hard and get after it defensively and consequently they got stuff on the offensive end.’’ None of the Knicks' starters played more than 29 minutes in the blowout, but it's possible Hornacek was keeping them fresh for Monday's game vs. Atlanta. The Knicks are tipping off in just a few hours, so we won't have to wait long to figure out if Hornacek was simply blowing off some steam. For what it's worth, many beat reporters are speculating that Joakim Noah will move to the bench with Kristaps Porzinigs (Achilles) moving to the five, assuming he's cleared to play.
Mon, Jan 16, 2017 09:30:00 AM

Phil Jackson hasn't been pleased with the Knicks' performance on offense, particularly with the number of times the team has run the triangle offense.

This has been an ongoing problem with Jackson since he was hired as President of Basketball Operations. Coach Jeff Hornacek has tried to speed up the Knicks offense, and incorporated more pick-and-rolls. New York's offense has been solid this season. It is their defense that is the issue. Still, Jackson would reportedly prefer the Knicks run sets out of "The Triangle" with greater frequency. The ESPN column also states that some players are unhappy with the offense as well. The drama in NYC continues...
Source: ESPN N.Y.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 09:59:00 AM

Coach Jeff Hornacek said he wants his players to "get out and try to get easy buckets."

This is uncharted territory for the Phil Jackson era. The Knicks have been in the bottom seven for pace in each of the last four seasons. This style of play should really help out guys like Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and really anyone in the rotation.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 03:08:00 PM

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PG1Jarrett Jack
2Emmanuel Mudiay
3Frank Ntilikina
4Trey Burke
5Ron Baker
SG1Courtney Lee
2Damyean Dotson
SF1Tim Hardaway Jr.
2Lance Thomas
3Troy Williams
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Michael Beasley
3Isaiah Hicks
C1Enes Kanter
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Luke Kornet
4Joakim Noah