Knicks fire head coach Jeff Hornacek and associate head coach Kurt Rambis

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Just hours after the New York Knicks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, head coach Jeff Hornacek was relieved of his duties.

Once a Coach of the Year contender when the Phoenix Suns won 48 games in the early part of this decade, Hornacek has now been ousted from two of the league's dregs in a span of three years.

Wright, whom Isola says is in Rome awaiting an audience with Pope Francis, has said in the past that he's been intrigued by the possibility of an National Basketball Association job but that he's quite happy where he is.

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks will open their offseason with a coaching search. That's unclear, though one coach with ties to Van Gundy believes he would have interest in the Knicks job if management approached him.

The Knicks, who ended their campaign on Wednesday night with a 110-98 win over Cleveland, missed the postseason for a fifth consecutive season.

The Knicks intend to contact Villanova's Jay Wright about their head coaching vacancy, the Daily News has learned.

The former Oregon State head coach - and brother of former First Lady Michelle Obama - now serves as the Knicks' VP of player and organization development.

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The news infuriated labor unions and many working-class supporters of the president. "You'd need a whole renegotiation". White House spokesman Raj Shah said Friday afternoon that Trump "is going to hold the Syrian government accountable".

Perry said the Knicks were looking for a skilled communicator and effective leader who connects well with today's players and has a strong defensive mindset.

"If guys want to come here, they come", rookie Kyle Kuzma said Thursday after his exit interview with team brass. This team can't afford to strike out on yet another head coach, especially in the middle of a rebuild as they try and get this thing headed in the right direction. Who they select to be the next head coach will go a long way toward determining whether their vision comes to fruition. Patient hasn't been one of our biggest attributes here.

Blatt has Princeton connections with both Knicks president Steve Mills and VP of Player Development Craig Robinson. "Judge us on that". Now it's time for Perry and Mills to show they know how to take advantage.

This season, with the team decimated by injuries - most notably a season-ending ACL tear suffered by Kristaps Porzingis - the Knicks went 28-54.

The Knicks are seriously aiming the free agent market in the summer of 2019 when they will have significant salary-cap space and Porzingis back to full strength.

Mills and Perry recognize how vital their next coaching hire is in order to carry out the vision. "We just think about, 'How can we make the team better?"'

The league says 22.1 million fans attended games in the regular season, eclipsing 21.9 million during the 2016-17 season.