Basketball

Jeff Hornacek fired as head coach of the New York Knicks

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.

Jared Stansbury

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Jared is in his fifth year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He's the site's lead reporter for ISU recruiting. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as the full-time staff writer in May 2016. Jared has spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI. He's the sideline reporter for KASI's Ames High football broadcasts and has appeared frequently on the station's baseball broadcasts during the summer.