New York Knicks to reach out to Villanova coach Jay Wright

New York Knicks to reach out to Villanova coach Jay Wright

Hornacek's departure now allows team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry, who came prior to the start of the season, to bring in their guy and start seriously building the team in their image. "We sincerely appreciate his efforts and considerable contributions to the team and wish him well in his future endeavors". Associate head coach Kurt Rambis was also let go. On cue, the 56-year-old head coach is reportedly garnering interest from a club and it comes in the form of the New York Knicks. "We thank him for his dedication to NY and wish him the best moving forward".

Over two seasons, Hornacek compiled a 60-104 record while attempting to lead a roster and franchise that was in the throes of an overhaul, including the introduction of a new front office after Phil Jackson was dismissed last summer.

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Last season, Stackhouse's first as head coach, Raptors 905 won the Central Division at 39-11, and captured the G-League title, beating the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

NY hasn't reached the playoffs in five seasons and has one playoff series win in the past 18 years. He remains close with both and was strongly considered for New York's coaching vacancy in 2016 before then-team president Phil Jackson made a decision to hire Hornacek.

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With two NCAA titles over a three-year period, Villanova head coach Jay Wright is the hottest college coaching candidate in the business when it comes to a potential jump to the National Basketball Association.

Former Grizzlies coach David Fizdale, former Cavaliers coach David Blatt, who is now coaching in Turkey and former Warriors coach Mark Jackson is among the top candidates for the position of head coach, according to ESPN league sources. "Management informed Hornacek of decision upon returning to NY late tonight". They are out of the playoffs for the fifth season in a row, and they own just one playoff series victory in the past 18 years.

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