Report: Kristaps Porzingis Skipped Knicks Exit Interviews Because Jeff Hornacek Told Him To “Stop Playing Like A Pussy”

The reason Kristaps Porzingis Knicks exit interviews.

After two decades of Jim Dolan’s “leadership,” did anyone think the Knicks problems could be solved by removing Phil Jackson from the picture?

Sure, Jackson foolishly took public shots at Kristaps Porzingis — the fan favorite and future cornerstone of the franchise — but according to long-time NBA writer Peter Vecsey (in a story behind a pay wall), Porzingis also had an issue with Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek (hat tip The Big Lead).

According to this story, Hornacek went to Willy Hernangomez — Porzingis’ best friend on the team — and played a game of telephone, asking Hernandgomez to tell Porzingis to “stop playing like a pu***.” More than Jackson, it was that comment which caused Porzingis to blow off his exit interview and head to Latvia for the summer (where he is playing in EuroBasket).

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