The New York Knicks have fired Jeff Hornacek as head coach.

"Jeff is a true professional who has worked tirelessly for this organization the last two seasons," Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry said in a joint statement. "We sincerely appreciate his efforts and considerable contributions to the team and wish him well in his future endeavors."

Kurt Rambis has also been fired as associate head coach.

Hornacek was hired by Phil Jackson.

David Fizdale, David Blatt, Mark Jackson and Jerry Stackhouse are considered top candidates for the job.