Nine 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 nine potential candidates for the coaching vacancy:

Mark Jackson

Knicks part with Hornacek after 60-104 mark

The Knicks dismissed coach Jeff Hornacek after two seasons in which the team went 60-104, the sixth-worst record in the NBA over that stretch.

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

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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