Knicks name Jeff Hornacek head coach

- NY Knicks President Phil Jackson announced Thursday that former Phoenixs Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek had been named the team's new head coach.

“Jeff has a tremendous basketball acumen and possesses strong leadership skills,” Jackson said. “During his career as both a player and coach, he has demonstrated the ability to elevate the game.”

Hornacek, 53, becomes the 28th head coach in the franchise’s 70-year history in the National Basketball Association.

Most recently he led the Suns over parts of three seasons from 2013 through 2016.

"I look forward to working with Phil - a coach and teacher of the game I have admired for many years - and collaborating with him and our staff to take this team to the level that Knicks fans expect," said Hornacek.

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