NBA: Israeli hoops whiz Blatt loses out on Knicks job to Hornacek

May 20, 2016 03:34

David Blatt’s hopes of landing a head coaching position in the NBA next season suffered another blow on Wednesday with the news that the New York Knicks are on the verge of hiring former Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek.

Hornacek was fired midseason after an awful start in his third year with the Suns.

He was 101-112 throughout his tenure in Phoenix before management fired him over a 14-35 start in early February.

Blatt was considered to be one of the favorites for the role together with interim coach Kurt Rambis and former Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel, with Knicks president Phil Jackson reportedly being beyond “impressed” with Blatt’s “intelligence level” in their meeting.

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