Mark Jackson “Hot Name” To Be Knicks Head Coach: Report


The New York Knicks could be in line for a new head coach once this season comes to an end, and rumors are already swirling that former Knicks point guard Mark Jackson is a "hot name" to succeed current coach Jeff Hornacek.

According to Marc Stein the New York Times, the Knicks are looking to start fresh from the Phil Jackson Era and that would include getting rid Horancek this fseason, although the team's struggles this season can't all be contributed to him.

Jackson, a New York native, played his college ball at St. John's and was later selected by the Knicks in the first round the 1987 Draft. As a coach, he helped turn the Golden State Warriors around, going from 23-43 to 51-31 in just two seasons. However, Jackson was ultimately replaced by Steve Kerr following the 2013-14 campaign. 

The Knicks will likely have a Top-10 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft and will once again be looking for a completely fresh start, which would mean a head coaching change.