Wednesday's Knicks Links: Hornacek didn't have a chance with Suns

Suns exec explains implosion: Hornacek didn’t have a chance: The darkest moment in the Valley of the Sun for Jeff Hornacek came late last December, when the Suns’ head coach pulled forward Markieff Morris in the fourth quarter of a home loss against Denver. Morris threw a towel at Hornacek’s direction on his way to the bench. Hornacek, expected to be introduced at a press conference as Knicks coach next week, picked the towel up, threw it back at him and said afterward: “I look at the stat sheet. He’s a minus-13 in 12 minutes. So there, I took him out. He thinks he’s better than that. Show me.” -- New York Post

Jeff Hornacek, Knicks ‘progressing’ toward deal: The New York Knicks coaching search has now turned into a search for a date when Jeff Hornacek will be formally introduced as head coach. With both sides hammering out the final details of a contract there is a possibility that the Knicks will announce Hornacek's hiring by the end of the week. However, due to the holiday weekend it stands to reason that the press conference would be next week. A source close to Hornacek said the two sides are "progressing" toward a deal but would not give a timetable. -- New York Daily News