Players on the New York Knicks look a lot more comfortable on offense this season.
The New York Knicks look a lot more comfortable this season now that Phil Jackson is no longer around trying to push his triangle offense.
Knicks’ head coach Jeff Hornacek says the guys on the team enjoy the offense they’re running this season.
“We’re not running the stuff we did last year with the mix of plays,’’ said Hornacek, whose club is off to a surprising 7-6 start and playing host to Utah on Wednesday. “Our guys are feeling comfortable with what we’re running. We’re going to get better at that. It’s a style most of those guys like to play. It makes it easier for them. Even in this system, there’s a lot of teaching we have to do. We have to continue to learn the little things that will make it easier especially in pressure times like (against the Cavaliers).’’
It sounds like Tim Hardaway Jr. and his teammates are sold on Hornacek’s offense.
“It’s a full 180,’’ Hardaway said. “It’s great. A lot of guys are taking each possession in practice very serious. We’re building our game. We’re building a culture here. When we step in this practice, we are all ears and minds are open. Everyone is giving their input and everyone is locked in on both ends of the floor.”
The Knicks are off to a 7-6 start and look like they’re having a lot of fun for the first time in a while as a team.
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