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  • Jeff Hornacek finished with a 60-104 record during his two-year stint in New York.
By Kellen Becoats and Scooby Axson
April 12, 2018

The New York Knicks have fired Jeff Hornacek as their head coach, the team announced Thursday.

Hornacek finished with an uninspiring 60-104 record in New York, finishing this season 29-53 after a promising start was ended once Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis was lost to a torn ACL in February.

“Jeff is a true professional who has worked tirelessly for this organization the last two seasons," Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry said in a statement. “We sincerely appreciate his efforts and considerable contributions to the team and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

The team also fired associate head coach Kurt Rambis.

Hornacek, 54, was hired by Phil Jackson in the summer of 2016 and is now out after only serving two years of his three-year, deal. He is still owed $5 million and the Knicks also have $12 million left to pay Jackson after parting ways with him.

The Knicks will now be looking for their 11th coach since Jeff Van Gundy left in 2001. New York has missed the playoffs in each of the past five seasons. 

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