Don't ask Jeff Hornacek anymore questions about Joakim Noah. That is in the past.
The banished Knicks center continues to stay away from the team, as New York decides what the next step with him is. Hornacek and Noah reportedly got in a "very heated exchange," where some said Hornacek shoved Noah. However, there are conflicting reports on that end.
Either way, Hornacek is done fielding questions on the matter. The Knicks still need to find a way to get the rest of his contract off the books. But in Hornacek's mind, his time with the Knicks is coming to a close.
"That's something that happened three, four weeks ago," Hornacek told The Post's Fred Kerber. "We handled that thing with Jo. It's not finalized because he's still on the roster. We've dealt with that situation. There's really nothing more to say about it, update it. We've moved on. He's ready to move on and maybe have an opportunity somewhere else. That's really our focus to go play Orlando [on Thursday]. We have 23 games left.
"We're trying to get our young guys to step it up. That's kind of an old story and all done with as far as I'm concerned."
Hornacek still had no comment about whether or not he pushed Noah. All he ha to say was it is up to team president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry now.
"Steve and Scott will have to handle that at the end," Hornacek said. "That's where we are with our team with our young guys and the're going to be the ones playing."
Perry and Mills couldn't get anyone to bite on the $38 million left on Noah's contract before the trade deadline. Now, a buyout appears to be the only option, but the Knicks have not been willing to muster up a deal.
Noah has played in just seven games this season as he took a backseat to Enes Kanter and Kyle O'Quinn.