Jeff Hornacek had to answer questions about his job security as the New York Knicks head coach after a recent report stated that he’s coaching for his job.
A report came out on Thursday that stated that the New York Knicks are eyeing either Mark Jackson or Doc Rivers as a replacement for Jeff Hornacek, if things continue to go south this season.
Hornacek spoke out on Friday and said that he’s on the same page with Knicks’ president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry.
“Scott and Steve, everybody’s still on the same page of trying to get our young guys opportunities,” Hornacek said, via Newsday. “We’re still trying to win games. We still want to establish an identity where defensively we’re going to get after it all the time and we’re building toward that. It’s great to have their support.”
“You hear them [the players] talking about, ‘Oh we can make the playoffs.’ We never said it,” Hornacek said. “We said we want to get better and we want to grow. Part of our talk was you can’t worry about the results. You just got to go out there and if you do your best and try to improve the results will come. When you start thinking about win or lose, all of a sudden your mentality becomes different. We got to get back to that.