Apr 16, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Phoenix Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek on the sideline during the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Sunshine: Phoenix Suns News (April 22)

This is our daily feature here at SunNGun where we scavenge the internet for recent stories related to the Phoenix Suns organization and relay them to you, so we are the one-stop-shopping for all things Phoenix Suns. We’ll have it for you everyday, hopefully posted for you in the morning. The links to these full articles are in the title, take a look at the entire stories. The writers at all the other blogs are good and have some interesting information and perspective, but come back here for our take and full coverage of the team.

Bleacher Report: Phoenix Suns’ Best Options in Upcoming 2014 NBA Draft

“Although many Phoenix Suns fans are sure to be disappointed with the team narrowly missing the playoffs, they should also be extremely proud of the efforts of a team that, before the season, was projected to end up in the lottery. To add to the current upward trend the Suns are on, general manager Ryan McDonough has stockpiled three first-round picks in the upcoming 2014 NBA draft.”

“The Phoenix Suns narrowly missed the NBA Playoffs after finishing the season with a 48-34 record in the Western Conference, good for ninth place. Still, few would regard the season as a failure considering the Suns were expected to rank amongst the worst teams in the NBA this year. In order to fulfill their potential, Phoenix will first have to answer these five questions.”

Arizona Republic: Suns coach Jeff Hornacek places 2nd in Coach of the Year voting

“Suns coach Jeff Hornacek placed second  in NBA Coach of the Year voting to San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich. Hornacek appeared on 103 of the 124 ballots that ask for the league’s top three coaches this season. Popovich was on 98 of the ballots but won by receiving 59 first-place votes to Hornacek’s 37. Ballot placing is weighted as five points for first, three points for second and one point for third. Popovich finished with 380 points to Hornacek’s 339.”

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