Knicks to Hire Hornacek as Head Coach
It seems as though Phil Jackson has finally made a decision on the new head coach of the New York Knicks. Jeff Hornacek, former head coach of the Phoenix Suns is expected to be named the next Knicks head coach. Hornacek never played for or worked under Phil Jackson; oddly enough, those seemed to be a part of the criteria Jackson had been searching for.
Hornacek takes over for Kurt Rambis who replaced Derek Fisher mid-season and led the Knicks to a 32-50 record this past year.
The surprising hiring raises question marks about Jackson's process. If Jackson was going to stray from his coaching circle and philosophy, why wouldn't he consider Frank Vogel or one of the previous coaching favorites, Tom Thibodeau, early on in the process.
Hornacek interviewed for a number of coaching positions thus far this season including the position that is to be left open by Luke Walton once he leaves the Warriors to coach the Lakers.
Hornacek is more widely known for being a part of the Karl Malone/John Stockton Utah Jazz teams of the mid-90's that loss consecutive NBA championships to the Michael Jordan led Chicago Bulls.
Do you think Phil Jackson made the right choice in selecting the next head coach of the Knicks?