Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 9:50 am  |  8 responses

Jeff Hornacek to Coach the Phoenix Suns

After offering him the gig, the Phoenix Suns are expected to ink Jeff Hornacek to a three-year deal to coach their team. Per the AZ Republic: “The Suns quickly acted after impressive interviews from Hornacek, the popular former Suns player who has been an assistant coach for Utah. He was interviewed in Charlotte for its head coaching job and Philadelphia also was interested in him. [...] Hornacek, 50, joined the Jazz as a shooting coach shortly before the 2007 playoffs and moved into a full-time assistant coach role in February of 2011 when Tyrone Corbin, his former Suns and Jazz teammate, took over the Jazz coaching job from Jerry Sloan. Hornacek was known for his work with Utah’s younger players. His coaching style brings a lot of the intelligence that he was known for as a player and an even-keeled demeanor that can turn disciplinarian when necessary. [...] Hornacek will be the 16th head coach in Suns franchise history and the fifth since the 2007-08 season. Horancek was a finalist when the Suns chose Terry Porter in 2008 and a finalist with no bench experience for the Boston head coaching job in 2004 when Doc Rivers was hired.”

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  • Kylie John

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  • roscoe

    can’t imagine a “old-school” SloaN clone is going to do well in PHX…

    unless they go full throttle SAS-style.

  • danpowers

    i dont know why but i always thought of him as a slightly better version of del negro. hopefully he does much better as a coach lol

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Jeff Hornacek was an all star in the league. Del Negro started I think one season. Slightly better is a stretch.

  • dacre

    I always thought he was jerry sloans nephew…

  • danpowers

    mea culpa. still its not like i tried to compare dwayne schintzius with vlade divac tho

  • danpowers

    hopefully he’ll coach like that

  • jmm

    They need Thunder Dan.