Knicks will at least try to make Jay Wright their head coach

Jeff Hornacek lasted just two seasons with the Knicks

New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek reacts in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City in October.

According to ESPN, Knicks president Steve Mills and the team's general manager Scott Perry told Hornacek he was sacked after they returned to NY after beating the Cavs 110-98 at the Quicken Loans Arena.

The Knicks' associate head coach, Kurt Rambis, was also fired.

Stackhouse is now head coach of the Raptors' affiliate in the G League.

NY made the first of what are expected to be several coaching changes this offseason, joining Milwaukee, Phoenix and Memphis on the market.

The NBA's regular season is over, which means it's time for both the playoffs and for coaches of the non-playoff teams to get fired (if they already hadn't gotten canned over the previous 82 games).

League sources said Mills and Perry notified Hornacek following the team's return to suburban New York City after a flight back from Cleveland.

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Vogel didn't get any breaks this season, as Magic players combined to miss a combined 227 games due to injuries or illnesses, and a 4-27 record from November 11 to January 12 sent Orlando careening back to the draft lottery.

Weltman also has a connection on the current Raptors' coaching staff, assistant coach Nick Nurse, who is expected to be considered for the Magic job.

Wright, who earlier this month led the Wildcats to their second national championship in three years, is one of several candidates mentioned by the Daily News to succeed Jeff Hornacek.

Perry, who was hired as general manager in July, will finally have the chance to hire his own coach - and the team's 11th since the 2001-02 season.

Instead, the team's first order of business was to dismiss the coach.

The Knicks have won only one postseason series since 2002 and didn't get close to competing in one under Hornacek, running their streak to five straight 50-loss debacles. Would I like to coach in the NBA? Yes.

Wojnarowski reported that candidates to replace Hornacek include ex-Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale, ex-Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt and ex-Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson.

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