With the New York Knicks firing Jeff Hornacek, potential candidates to replace him as head coach are beginning to emerge.

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

The Knicks are determined to remain on a course of player development building around Kristaps Porzingis.

Fizdale was fired by the Grizzlies early this season after a strong opening campaign in 16-17. Blatt is currently coaching in Turkey.

Jackson was fired by the Warriors in 2014 and he has since been working in broadcasting.

Stackhouse is currently head coach of the Raptors' affiliate in the G League.