Rumors and speculations are now swirling with the former Phoenix Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek who is reportedly nearing to get the Knicks‘ job.
While the 2015-16 NBA season nearing to an end, four teams, including the Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder, Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors, are battling to get the championship title. On the other hand, the rest of the NBA teams are currently undergoing a rebuilding process to form a more competitive team next season, including the New York Knicks who are in search for their new head coach.
According to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report, the Knicks are near to sign an agreement with Jeff Hornacek to be their next head coach. The Phoenix Suns fired Hornacek in early February after the team finished at the 14th spot in the Western Conference. After that, many suitors are lining up to get the service of Hornacek, including the New York Knicks.
Based on a previous report, there are rumors spreading that Knicks president Phil Jackson has already picked the right person to be the next head coach of the team and it is Kurt Rambis. Jackson wants a coach that will execute his preferred system with the team, the triangle offense. However, Knicks fans and NBA star Carmelo Anthony are not in favor for Kurt Rambis to be their next head coach.
There were speculations saying that Carmelo Anthony will be waiving his ‘no-trade’ clause once Jackson insists Rambis to be their head coach. However, with the current situation, the things might be different since there is a higher possibility that Jeff Hornacek will land the Knicks’ job.
If Hornacek will be officially hired as the Knicks head coach, he will be rebuilding the team with Carmelo Anthony and 7-foot-3 soon-to-be sophomore Kristaps Porzingis, who has shocked the Knicks fans with his outstanding performance in the 2015-16 NBA season. However, there are no details if Hornacek will be executing the triangle offense that Phil Jackson preferred for the team.
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