Report: Jeff Hornacek to be named Knicks coach

Posted at 4:52 PM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 20:11:46-04

After being fired as head coach of the Phoenix Suns just three months ago, Jeff Hornacek has apparently landed on his feet just fine.

Pending a last-minute surprise, Hornacek will be the next head coach of the New York Knicks, according to Bleacher Report's Howard Beck.

The 53-year-old Hornacek posted a 101-112 record during his two-plus seasons as Suns coach. He was runner-up for NBA Coach of the Year in 2013-14 but was fired after the Suns opened the 2015-16 season with a 14-35 record.

He was drafted by the Suns in 1986 and went on to play six seasons in Phoenix before being sent to Philadelphia as part of the trade that brought Charles Barkley to the Valley.

Hornacek would replace another former Suns player, interim Knicks coach Kurt Rambis, who played in Phoenix alongside Hornacek from 1989-91.

Hornacek isn't the first former Suns coach to head to the Big Apple. Mike D'Antoni, who coached the Suns from 2003-08, parted ways with the Suns after the 2007-08 season and accepted a job as Knicks head coach just days later. He resigned from the position in 2012.