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Jeff Hornacek | Guard

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (53) / 5/3/1963
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 190
College: Iowa State
Drafted: 1986 / Rd. 2 (22) / PHO
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Raptors assistant coach Andy Greer has drawn interest from the Knicks and Timberwolves, but Toronto is "trying hard" to retain him as a key part of Dwane Casey's staff.
Jeff Hornacek is also reportedly interested in former Suns assistant Jerry Sichting, and there are plenty of rumors about which assistants are favored by rebuilding coaching staffs. Magic coach Frank Vogel is said to be pursuing Spurs assistant Chad Forcier as his top aide, while Wizards coach Scott Brooks is targeting Tony Brown, Chad Iske and Sidney Lowe. It shouldn't take long for the dominoes to fall. Jun 15 - 8:42 PM

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Coach Jeff Hornacek said he "absolutely" expects the Knicks to sign a max player this summer.

Of course, any team with the necessary cap space could sign a max player, but the question is if that player will be worth it. The Knicks haven't made the playoffs in each of the last three seasons and are expected to make some personnel changes.
Jun 10 - 3:05 PM

Jeff Hornacek said the Knicks could stand to add some additional shooting this offseason.

Hornacek referenced putting shooters in place around Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis, something New York will be forced to prioritize through free agency and/or trade this summer. Assuming Arron Afflalo opts out, New York will be very thin on the wing behind Melo.
Source: NBA.com
Jun 6 - 1:42 PM

The Knicks reportedly don't have any interest in point guards Jeremy Lin or Ty Lawson.

According to the New York Post, Lawson's off-court issues are too big of a risk and Lin's defense is too "gaping." Coach Jeff Hornacek hinted pretty strongly that he wants the Knicks to pursue a point guard this summer, so that doesn't bode well for Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon. Expect the Knicks to pursue Mike Conley and Rajon Rondo before looking at other options such as Brandon Jennings or D.J. Augustin.
Jun 5 - 9:39 AM

Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said he will blend elements of the triangle offense with elements of the offense he ran in Phoenix.

This means that we should see the Knicks play at a faster pace next season in addition to a lot more pick-and-roll sets and 3-point attempts. Hornacek will also use the triangle offense to space the floor in some halfcourt sets, though it's worth noting that Phil Jackson told him that he can run any plays that he wants to.
Source: ESPN NY
Jun 4 - 9:34 AM

Coach Jeff Hornacek signed a three-year deal with the Knicks for the head coaching job.

His deal runs out the same time as president Phil Jackson. Hornacek had some unjustified blame for the Suns falling apart last year, but he's in a tough spot this year with the Knicks not having a first-round pick. He is allowed to get away from the triangle offense this year, which could help the productivity overall.
Jun 1 - 3:32 PM

Jeff Hornacek will be allowed to tweak the triangle offense next season.

Former coach Derek Fisher wasn't granted this privilege last season. Fisher tried to tweak it with more on-ball screens and pace, but Phil Jackson didn't like the change. Unlike Fisher, Hornacek doesn't have a history with Jackson, so he isn't really familiar with the triangle. Hornacek's offenses counted on 3-pointers even though he didn't have a litany of shooters on his roster. Expect more pace and perimeter shooting at Madison Square Garden next year.
Source: ESPN NY
May 20 - 4:45 PM

The Knicks and Jeff Hornacek have reportedly come to terms on a deal in principle that will install him as their next head coach.

Hornacek is a fantasy friendly coach, as he likes his teams to run out a high octane offense, so his hiring is good news for the fantasy value of Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis. Hornacek reportedly considered Kurt Rambis as an assistant coach while he was at the helm in Phoenix, so there's a good chance Rambis sticks around as an assistant in New York.
May 19 - 5:30 PM

The Knicks will reportedly hire Jeff Hornacek as their new head coach.

Hornacek was in the running for multiple vacant coaching jobs but he's expected to make his new home in New York, beating out fellow candidates Kurt Rambis, Frank Vogel and David Blatt. Hornacek compiled a 101-112 record in nearly three seasons as the Suns' head coach. He'll take over a team that missed the playoffs this year but should benefit from continuity, as four of their five starters have guaranteed contracts. There's no word yet about Hornacek's assistant coaches, and multiple reports suggest that he might not be required to keep Phil Jackson's preferred triangle offense.
May 18 - 7:42 PM

The Knicks have interviewed Jeff Hornacek for their coaching job, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com.

Stein adds that Hornacek is getting interest to be an assistant on the Warriors bench. While things did not go well for Hornacek after the Eric Bledsoe (knee) injury in December along with the Markieff Morris drama, Hornacek is one of the better basketball minds left in the coaching pool. He's very likely to get another crack as a head coach.
May 16 - 3:15 PM

Both the Pacers and the Magic are reportedly considering bringing on Jeff Hornacek as their next head coach.

The Pacers are reportedly "strongly considering" Hornacek, but they now have some competition with the Orlando job opening up. Hornacek reportedly impressed Orlando while interviewing for their head coaching vacancy back in 2012, and as a guy who likes to turn up the tempo, he could only do good things for the fantasy value of the Orlando players. Adrian Griffin, James Borrego, Patrick Ewing and Frank Vogel have also been mentioned as early candidates for the Orlando head coaching gig.
Source: CBS Sports
May 12 - 3:30 PM

Jeff Hornacek will meet with the Rockets for their head coaching job on Tuesday.

The Rockets are also meeting with David Blatt on Monday and Kenny Smith on Tuesday. Hornacek did a decent job with the Suns until it all unraveled after Eric Bledsoe's (knee) injury in December. He liked to play with pace, so he would be a good fit with general manager Daryl Morey.
May 9 - 2:56 PM

Jeff Hornacek is expected to be a candidate for the Pacers open head coach position, according to Ken Berger of CBS.

Hornacek is also being considered for the Kings head coach position and will join names like Nate McMillan and Jim Boylen on Pacers president Larry Bird's list. We'll keep an eye on Hornacek's movement, but he may not be out of a job very long after being fired by the Suns during the 2015-16 season.
May 5 - 1:42 PM

Jeff Hornacek will interview for the Sacramento Kings vacant head coach position this week.

The Kings will also interview Patrick Ewing, Mark Jackson, and David Blatt so Hornacek is no shoe-in for the job. While it's no guarantee Hornacek finds a job for the 2016-17 season, we could see him behind an NBA bench next season as the Wizards have also expressed interest in the former Suns coach.
May 3 - 9:32 AM

The Wizards have interest in Jeff Hornacek as their coach.

Well this would be odd. The Suns traded away Markieff Morris because he had an issue with the front office and Hornacek, so that would likely affect his status with the team. It sounds like Scott Brooks is the favorite.
Apr 14 - 12:23 AM

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