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Knicks Consider Hiring Villanova's Jay Wright As Coach

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Jeff Hornacek of the Knicks looks on against

Hornacek was sacked following the Knicks' regular season finale on Wendesday, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. He's not responsible for the team's atrocious 60-104 record over the past two seasons-Knicks fans can thank Jackson for that-but there were myriad other issues.

"We know the roster is not complete, we understand our roster as well as anybody, " Perry said at a news conference Thursday at the team's training facility. He had one year left on his three-year, US$15 million (S$10 million) contract.

Associate head coach Kurt Rambis also was sacked.

"Jeff is a positive person and I think he was hopeful that there would be another opportunity, but he's a pro, " Mills said. "He's a good man and he took it well". "In conjunction with the city of New York and the historical significance of the New York Knicks, this will be an attractive job for a lot of coaches and (there) will be a lot of interest in this job". That means the playoffs are set and it's time for many coaching changes around the Association.

Van Gundy, who famously latched onto Alonzo Mourning's leg during a fight in the 1998 NBA Playoffs, is the last Knicks coach to have any prolonged success.

However, it might be tough to wrestle Wright away from Villanova. But they tailed off toward the middle of the season and then completely collapsed late after All-Star Kristaps Porzingis tore his ACL on February 6.

The Knicks are seriously aiming the free agent market in the summer of 2019 when they will have significant salary-cap space and Porzingis back to full strength.

Apparently, the New York Rangers aren't the only tenant at Madison Square Garden without a head coach these days. The Knicks beat the Cavaliers 110-98, though Cleveland largely rested their stars. Now-fired coach Jeff Hornacek glued him to the bench before he was traded for two future second-round picks.

Hornacek was hired by the team's previous president, Phil Jackson, who parted ways with the club in June 2017 following a disastrous three years on the job.

With his weathered face and thick New England accent, Brown determinedly stayed on message until the electrifying combination of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons overcame early career injuries, fortified by enough role players to win 52 games this season.

Along with Rivers remaining with the Clippers, the Kings plan to retain Coach Dave Joerger for a third season despite a 59-105 record over his first two, according to Aldridge.

"If guys want to come here, they come", rookie Kyle Kuzma said Thursday after his exit interview with team brass.

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