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.