Knicks Fire Mentor Jeff Hornacek

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Clippers head coach Doc Rivers shouts to his team in the first half against the Jazz on April 5 in Salt Lake City

"We sincerely appreciate his efforts and considerable contributions to the team and wish him well in his future endeavors". He's also had success as a head coach, leading the New Orleans Pelicans to two playoff appearances in five years before being fired in 2015.

The decision to fire Hornacek was made by Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry, according to Wojnarowski.

Sources said Mills and Perry informed Hornacek of his firing upon the team's return to suburban NY following a flight back from Cleveland, where the Knicks beat the Cavaliers 110-98. The 53-year-old Jackson grew up in New York City, starred at St. John's University in Queens and played for the Knicks, winning Rookie of the Year with the club in 1988. The Knicks now have a chance to try their luck in the free market with a brand new head coach and try to end their playoff drought. Now Perry, who started as a GM in July, will be able to hire his own coach.

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According to ESPN, Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry informed Hornacek of his fate upon the team's return to NY. NY has won just one playoff series since Van Gundy left early in the 2000-01 season. "Management informed Hornacek of decision upon returning to NY late tonight".

Early speculation on possible replacements includes former Grizzlies coach David Fizdale, former Cavaliers coach David Blatt and ex-Knicks great and former Warriors coach Mark Jackson, ESPN reported early Thursday. He spent six-plus seasons with the team during his 17-year career and is held in high regards by most Knicks fans.

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