Did New York Knicks’ head coach Jeff Hornacek shove Joakim Noah? It this point there are two different reports out that don’t agree on what happened.
Stefan Bondy and Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reported on Sunday that New York Knicks’ head coach Jeff Hornacek shoved center Joakim Noah during their altercation during a practice session in Golden State just last month.
Now Marc Berman of the NY Post has his own story and it doesn’t include Hornacek shoving Noah.
The next day at practice, according to eyewitnesses, they engaged in a verbal shouting match with Noah being restrained.
Hornacek never pushed Noah, according to multiple sources. In fact, indications are the Knicks mulled issuing Noah a suspension for his actions but decided against it. The separation has been called “mutual” by Knicks officials.
I don’t know what to believe. All we know right now is that the Knicks are stuck with Noah and don’t have any way of getting rid of him. They of course could waive him, but that would be a waste since they would still have to pay him the millions of dollars that they owe him.
Even though Noah won’t play another minute this season, I got a feeling he could be back next season with a new coaching staff in charge as it continues to look like Hornacek will be on his way out the door this summer.