Knicks, Magic fire Hornacek, Vogel
The New York Knicks and the Orlando Magic will both begin the NBA offseason looking for new head coaches.
The Knicks first fired Jeff Hornacek early Thursday morning and the Magic followed suit with Frank Vogel later in the morning.
Both coaches had led their teams for the past two seasons, with Hornacek compiling a 60-104 record while Vogel went 54-110. They also both had one year left on their contracts.
The Knicks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night to up their record to 29-53 on the season, their fourth straight year of at least 50 losses.
Since losing to the Pacers in the 2000 Eastern Conference Finals, the Knicks have won only one postseason series over five playoff appearances. They most recently beat Boston in the first round in 2013 before losing to Indiana in the second round.
The Magic wrapped up a 25-57 season with win over the playoff-bound Washington Wizards, giving Orlando its sixth consecutive losing season.
Orlando last made the playoffs in 2012 under coach Stan Van Gundy, but has now gone through four coaches since then, counting interim coach James Borrego, who took over for the fired Jacque Vaughn in 2015.