NY Post: The Knicks’ Jeff Hornacek rebellion is growing quickly

From Marc Berman, who sure seemed to have a direct line to Steve Mills back during Phil’s tenure with the Knicks (as Berman went from being over-the-top in his praise of Jackson to eventually picking away at Jackson constantly, right in line with Mills’ growing dissatisfaction with Phil):

As Hornacek’s Knicks stint winds down to perhaps its final seven games, players may be displaying a level of rebellion that could be expected when led by a coach they know may not be back next season.

The feeling around the league is Hornacek won’t be brought back by Steve Mills and Scott Perry and that the club may target Doc Rivers and Mark Jackson.

Meanwhile, according to an NBA source, the Noah and O’Quinn shouting incidents weren’t the first time the lame-duck Knicks coach got profanities thrown his way by a Knicks player.

The source told The Post that late last season, Kristaps Porzingis, normally the politest of souls, cursed out Hornacek during a practice, using the F-word.

While players and coaches go at it behind closed doors more than you’d think, the Porzingis-Hornacek tiff partially underscored why Porzingis didn’t show up for his exit meeting. Phil Jackson wasn’t the lone target of his franchise disgruntlement.

That Berman is writing an article like this is a very good sign that the Knicks are, in fact, preparing to move on from Horny.

Get your Bibles out, folks, it’s going to be a bumpy ride next year with Pastor Jackson.

Knicks Morning News (2018.03.27)

  • [NYDN] Hornacek (briefly) hands over coaching duties to Tim Hardaway Jr.
    (Monday, March 26, 2018 6:43:27 PM)

    Now that these games are meaningless, Jeff Hornacek decided to let somebody else handle his job.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Trey Burke coming into his own but future role is unclear
    (Monday, March 26, 2018 5:32:04 PM)

    It’s one thing to look like Allen Iverson, and it’s quite another to play like the former MVP.

  • [NYDN] Kanter to hire agent after endorsement talks break down
    (Monday, March 26, 2018 3:38:46 PM)

    Enes Kanter said he’s close to hiring power agent Mark Bartelstein,

  • [NY Newsday] Trey Burke hits career-high 42 points, but Knicks fall in OT to Hornets
    (Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1:10:02 AM)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Trey Burke’s game was influenced by Allen Iverson, and the Knicks point guard showed some AI-like moves and shots Monday night.

  • [NY Newsday] Enes Kanter close to hiring agent to chase endorsements
    (Monday, March 26, 2018 11:33:23 PM)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Enes Kanter wants to get paid.

  • [SNY Knicks] Burke has career night despite Knicks loss
    (Monday, March 26, 2018 11:45:00 PM)

    Knicks guard Trey Burke scored a career-high 42 points and became the first Knicks player to record at least 40 points and 10 assists in 13 years in Monday’s 137-128 overtime loss to the Charlotte Hornets.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks fall to Hornets in OT despite Burke’s 42 points
    (Monday, March 26, 2018 10:00:25 PM)

    Despite Trey Burke’s career-high 42 points, the Knicks lost to the Charlotte Hornets 137-128 in overtime on Monday at Spectrum Center.

  • [SNY Knicks] Mudiay to miss Monday’s game due to illness
    (Monday, March 26, 2018 6:12:12 PM)

    Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay will miss Monday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets due to illness.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks take on Hornets in second game of back-to-back
    (Monday, March 26, 2018 5:08:32 PM)

    The Knicks play the second game of a back-to-back when they take on the Charlotte Hornets on the road Monday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] O’Quinn says argument with Hornacek wasn’t personal
    (Monday, March 26, 2018 3:10:20 PM)

    After yelling back at head coach Jeff Hornacek in the Knicks’ matchup against the Timberwolves, center Kyle O’Quinn said it was nothing personal.

  • [NYTimes] Markelle Fultz Returns for the 76ers, and He Brought His Jumper
    (Tuesday, March 27, 2018 4:50:34 AM)

    The No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft, Fultz had been inactive since October, but he came on as a reserve in Monday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets.

  • [NYTimes] Zeke Upshaw Dies After Collapsing During N.B.A. G League Game
    (Monday, March 26, 2018 7:38:07 PM)

    Upshaw, a Detroit Pistons developmental player with the Grand Rapids Drive, collapsed on the court during a game Saturday.

  • [NYTimes] Front Burner: Stoudemire Takes a Shot at Kosher Wine Market
    (Monday, March 26, 2018 4:23:10 PM)

    The former N.B.A. star Amar’e Stoudemire has released three kosher for Passover wines.

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter needed a change — but it might not affect Knicks
    (Monday, March 26, 2018 8:56:46 PM)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — This doesn’t mean Knicks center Enes Kanter is opting out, but he’s ready to sign with a new agent — the highly regarded Mark Bartelstein, who runs Priority Sports, according to an industry source. Kanter, who has one year left on his contract worth $18.6 million, is expected to sign with Bartelstein…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek briefly gave Tim Hardaway control of the Knicks
    (Monday, March 26, 2018 8:40:30 PM)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — While some could view it as Jeff Hornacek losing control of his bench, the Knicks coach said he was just trying to have some “fun” in the fourth quarter of their 137-128 overtime loss to the Hornets. Hornacek gave his clipboard to Tim Hardaway Jr. after the player said he was “disappointed’’…

  • [NYPost] Trey Burke did everything but it wasn’t enough in Knicks loss
    (Monday, March 26, 2018 5:45:40 PM)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Trey Burke notched a career-high 42 points and 12 assists to lead a Knicks comeback from 17 points down before they fell 137-128 to the Hornets in overtime Monday at Spectrum Center. Burke, who became the first Knick to go 40 and 12 since Bernard King in 1985, couldn’t beat another New…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter to switch agents with Knicks decision looming
    (Monday, March 26, 2018 7:57:52 AM)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — This doesn’t mean Knicks center Enes Kanter is opting out, but he’s ready to sign with a new agent — the highly regarded Mark Bartelstein, who runs Priority Sports, according to an industry source. Kanter, who has one year left on his contract worth $18.6 million, is expected to sign with Bartelstein…

  • [NYPost] Trey Burke is taking his first NBA steps to resembling his idol
    (Monday, March 26, 2018 7:12:17 AM)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Trey Burke won’t admit the braided hair is a tribute to his idol, Hall of Famer Allen Iverson. The Knicks’ new starting point guard does admit, though, he is striving to come close to Iverson’s grandeur. Burke has done Iverson proud on back-to-back nights. One night after leading to the Knicks to…

  • [ESPN] Kanter: Turkish views stifle endorsements
    (Tuesday, March 27, 2018 12:24:18 AM)

    Knicks center Enes Kanter said that Nike and other companies have shied away from signing him to endorsement deals because of his outspoken criticisms of the Turkish government.