Eight potential targets to replace Hornacek as Knicks head coach

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The New York Knicks have fired Jeff Hornacek. Now, team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry turn their attention to finding the Knicks’ next head coach, a decision that will shape their tenure as team executives.

Below, we look at eight potential candidates for the coaching vacancy:

Mark Jackson

Sources: Knicks part ways with coach Hornacek

The Knicks dismissed coach Jeff Hornacek after two seasons, league sources told ESPN.

Jackson has close relationships with many in the Knicks organization and would be a popular hire among a significant portion of the fan base. 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.

Jackson coached the Golden State Warriors for three sesaons, leading the club to back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time since 1992. Jackson’s departure with Golden State, though, will give Mills and Perry something to think about when they evaluate his candidacy.

A few months after the Warriors let Jackson go, team owner

Article source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23106379/eight-potential-targets-replace-jeff-hornacek-new-york-knicks-head-coach-nba

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