According to many reports, the Phoenix Suns are currently in negotiations with Utah Jazz assistant Jeff Hornacek with the purpose of making Jeff Hornacek the Suns new head coach.
The Suns finished the 2012-2013 season with the second worst record in franchise history and many staff members were given the almighty pink slip, including former general manager Lance Blanks who was ultimately replaced by new GM Ryan McDonough.
Hornacek played 14-years in the NBA, and played his first six seasons with the Suns before being dealt in the trade that brought Charles Barkley to Phoenix.
According to Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic, Hornacek’s deal will be somewhere within the range of three-years; the overall value of the deal is still up in the air.
Hornacek has spent a couple of quality years learning under former Jazz coach Jerry Solan which will without a doubt benefit him in the long run. Hornacek has been an assistant in the NBA since 2007 when he began as former Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko’s shooting coach and became a full time assistant in 2011 upon the departure of Solan.