Jeff Hornacek job security reportedly  safe; Phil Jackson won’t fire him

Jeff Hornacek job security reportedly safe; Phil Jackson won’t fire him

Jeff Hornacek to maintain his job as head coach for the New York Knicks next season according to a report from the NY Post.

Despite a 27-41 record, Hornacek will return to the bench.

The Knicks which began the year with a 14-10 record and were third in the Eastern Conference have played to 13-31 record since. The Knicks record has dropped to seventh worst in the league entering tonight’s game.

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Jackson (left) will keep Hornacek (right) on staff for next season. (CDN.com)

The Knicks are likely to miss the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. Off-season acquisitions Derrick Rose, Courtney Lee and Joakim Noah has not led to more success.

Noah is currently out for the season with a knee injury and only appeared in 46 games this season. His four years/72 million dollar contract is looking like the second worst in the league behind Memphis Grizzlies forward, Chandler Parsons, who signed a 4 year/94 million dollar deal this past July.

All is not lost on the season as the development of Kristaps Porzingis has progressed to a near all-star level and former 2015 second round pick Willy Hernangomez looks to be the center of the future.

Ron Baker and Chasson Randle have shown flashes at times for young guards who were undrafted free agents.

Kyle O’Quinn has developed himself into a reliable big off the bench.

The Knicks currently hold three selections in the upcoming draft. Adding a top ten section will provide the Knicks three long term pieces to build a roster around.

A solid draft and smart free agent acquisitions this off-season should lead to more success for Jeff Hornacek in year two.

 

 

 

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