Knicks Hire New Head Coach – Doug’s Sports Rap
The NBA season has not yet crowned this year champion, but the New York Knicks are already looking ahead to next season hiring their 28th head coach Jeff Hornacek.
Jeff was a player in the NBA for 14 years, scoring over 15,000 points, an all star appearance, and part of the Western Conference Champion Utah Jazz in 1997 and 1998.
He was an assistant coach for the Utah Jazz from 2010-2013, and the head coach of the Phoenix Suns from 2013-2016.
Hornacek’s resume is impressive and he has a very creative offensive mindset, the question is will he have the talent to pull it off.
The new head coach also has been given some autonomy to tweak the triangle with some of the plays he ran during his days as a player.
Free agency will be the key as many players are not interested in playing for a team that has only won 49 games in two years. Knick fans will be watching the next few months to see what free agency can bring to this team.
Carmello Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis will be key to this season, keeping them healthy and finding the right chemistry from any new acquisitions.
I still believe Phil Jackson will find a way to improve this team going into the next season but once again we will wait to see what happens over the next few months.