Apr 11, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek reacts in the first quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Former Cyclone Jeff Hornacek has been fired as the head coach of the New York Knicks, the team announced Thursday morning. Hornacek, who played for Iowa State from 1982-1986, compiled a 60-104 record in his time at the helm in New York.
He finished his career as the franchise’s head man with a 110-98 road win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the team’s regular-season finale. The team’s front office informed Hornacek of their decision upon the team’s arrival in New York, according to a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
“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.”
New York joins Milwaukee, Phoenix and Memphis with head coach openings entering the offseason.