4. Jeff Hornacek, Former Phoenix Suns HC

Jeff Hornacek was scapegoated for the dumpster fire that was the Phoenix Suns this season, regardless of where the blame actually belonged. Instead of talking about what a nightmare this season was, let’s talk about before management ruined his roster. In 2013-14, Hornacek placed third in the Coach of the Year voting.

The offense built around the two headed point guard monster of Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe was revered instead of reviled, and Channing Frye had morphed into one of the league’s best stretch fours. This added up to a team that ranked 7th in points per 100 possessions.

Hornacek’s team completely fell off after that first season, but he shouldn’t take much of the blame. He’s an offensive guy and the wrong pieces were brought in on offense. An up-tempo style would be interesting for this Knicks’ team.