The New York Knicks dismissed coach Jeff Hornacek early Thursday morning, league sources told ESPN.
Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry informed Hornacek of his firing upon the team’s return to suburban New York following a flight back from Cleveland, where the Knicks beat the Cavaliers 110-98.
Hornacek had one year left on his contract. Kurt Rambis, associate head coach under Hornacek, was also dismissed.
Talk about burying the lede! Our long national nightmare of Kurt Rambis is finally over!!
Seriously, though, as pumped as I am to finally be free of Rambis, it is sad to see Hornacek go. Not because I liked him all that much as a coach, but because I seriously fear the unknown with this franchise. The bird in the hand with the Knicks is sadly often your best bet.
This is the chance, though, for Scott Perry to impress us all by not hiring Mark Jackson.
They’re hiring Mark Jackson, aren’t they?