NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - 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.
Hornacek: "I look forward to working with Phil - a coach & teacher of the game I have admired for many years." pic.twitter.com/6a8ZvF4STB— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) June 2, 2016