Jeff Hornacek Has Reportedly Been Offered the Suns’ Head Coaching Job

by May 26, 2013

While four teams are busy fighting for their Playoff lives, the Suns are looking ahead, trying to figure out who their next head coach will be. According to Yahoo! Sports, that job is probably going to be given to Utah Jazz assistant (and former player) Jeff Hornacek: “One of the Phoenix Suns’ popular former players – Jeff Hornacek – has been offered the franchise’s head coaching job, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Suns and Hornacek will work the weekend to finalize contract parameters on an agreement, sources said. Hornacek is eager to be the Suns’ next head coach. The Suns and Hornacek have already started work on assembling an assistant coaching staff. … The Suns met with Houston Rockets assistant J.B. Bickerstaff on Friday and have received permission to interview Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Steve Clifford. Clifford remains a strong candidate for head-coaching openings with the Bucks and Charlotte Bobcats. The Suns former interim coach, Lindsey Hunter, also interviewed for the job.”