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Jeff Hornacek | Guard

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (52) / 5/3/1963
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 190
College: Iowa State

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The Suns are looking to move up in the draft, presumably to target Frank Kaminsky.
He apparently isn't going to make it past nine, so the Suns would likely have to deal with the Pistons at eight or the seven spot with the Nuggets. Stay tuned. Jun 25 - 8:13 PM

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Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said the Suns trading their first-round pick is something they're "more open to than in the past."

"At some point, there is a saturation point for young players as you try to put together a team that is capable of competing and making the playoffs in the Western Conference," McDonough said. "I think it [trading the pick] is something we're more open to than in the past but, at the same time, we like the players that we think will be there at 13." The Suns have made five first-round picks in the last two seasons and have the 13th pick this year. They don't really have a glaring weakness on their roster, so there are a lot of possibilities.
May 27 - 2:50 PM

Suns' coach Jeff Hornacek is not expecting to use a three-guard lineup of Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe, and Isaiah Thomas very often.

"Probably not very often [will we use a three-guard lineup]. Maybe if we're down... big we might throw it out there." With Dragic, and Bledsoe expected to see starters minutes, IT3 seems to be the odd man out in this situation. Isaiah was very good last year as a starting point guard for the Kings, but as a sixth man in a crowded rotation in Phoenix, it's not likely he'll be able to return to last season's averages of 20.3 points, 6.3 assists, and 1.3 steals per game.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 04:40:00 PM

Coach Jeff Hornacek said "no spots are guaranteed" on the Suns this season.

"If somebody came back from the summer and is a better player, they could take your spot," Hornacek said. Of course, this is coach-speak 101 and doesn't mean much. The Suns are likely going to start Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe, P.J. Tucker, Markieff Morris and Miles Plumlee, but some guys could slide around. Isaiah Thomas is a starting-caliber point guard, T.J. Warren looked phenomenal at summer league while P.J. Tucker will be suspended for the first three games, and Miles Plumlee is not totally untouchable in the starting lineup ahead of Alex Len.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 10:58:00 PM

Jeff Hornacek said that he wants the Suns to score over 102.9 points per game this year.

"Over 102.9, we would hope we can get there," Hornacek said of how many points he would like his team to score. "If we can get there I think that's a good start for us in our first year." That would be quite a raise. They had the third-lowest scoring in the Western Conference with 95.5 points, which is extremely low considering they ranked ninth in pace in the NBA. Of course, they were one of the most inefficient offenses in the NBA, ranking dead last in the Western Conference in true shooting percentage. The Suns should push the ball with two athletic guards and a somewhat smaller lineup now that Luis Scola is in Indiana. Bledsoe will get most of the attention in your draft, but there could be a few Suns that can emerge as value picks as your draft progresses.

The Suns will play the Warriors in the first-ever Las Vegas Summer League championship game on Monday.

Phoenix advanced after Markieff Morris' tough game-winning drive to beat the Heat on Sunday. P.J. Tucker, who could start at SF this season, led his team with 19 points and looked two steps ahead of the competition all night. If nothing else, it's worth noting that coach Jeff Hornacek had the Suns running at every possible opportunity -- an upbeat offense should be good news for Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe and Marcin Gortat, in addition to Tucker and the Morris brothers.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 03:15:00 AM

Jeff Hornacek will coach the Suns' entrant in the Las Vegas summer league.

For one, it's a smart decision for a first-time head coach, but, more importantly, it'll be an important teaching moment for a franchise basically starting over from the ground up. With the Suns rebuilding and full of young players the team needs to evaluate, Hornacek will get a chance to see what he has in some of his less-experienced players before training camp even opens.
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 02:40:00 PM

The Suns could look to trade for another pick in the first round after their fifth overall pick.

"We’ve talked to a few teams about getting in the draft at different ranges," GM Ryan McDonough said. "We have good assets to do that. We have to evaluate all of these guys, figure out where they’re going to go. And then if we can get in at a particular range where a guy is undervalued, we’ll try to get in and get him there." The Suns also have the 30th pick in in the draft and have a lot of work to do.
Sat, Jun 8, 2013 05:59:00 PM

The Suns named Pat Connelly and Trevor Burkstein as assistant general managers.

Burkstein was promoted by new GM Ryan McDonough while Connelly joins the Suns after seven seasons with the Wizards. Phoenix also hired Ronnie Lester as a scout and named Emilio Kovacic as international scouting consultant.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 06:44:00 PM

Suns hire Jeff Hornacek as head coach.

An expected move is now official. GM Ryan McDonough said the team is "thrilled" with its new hire, and said Hornacek has "all of the qualities we were looking for in a head coach— he is a leader, a teacher and a student of the game."
Tue, May 28, 2013 11:19:00 AM

Jeff Hornacek agreed to a three-year deal with the Phoenix Suns to become the franchise's 16th head coach.

He will officially sign the contract on Monday morning. The 50-year-old former point guard spent six seasons in the NBA with the Suns and accumulated plenty of credibility as an assistant coach with the Utah Jazz. He'll have his hands full with a Phoenix roster that lacks talent and doesn't make much of a compelling case to free agents. For what it's worth, the Suns have done a good job in fixing their braintrust with Hornecek and new GM Ryan McDonough in their offseason.
Sun, May 26, 2013 04:59:00 PM

The Suns are negotiating a contract to make Jeff Hornacek their new head coach, according to John Gambadoro of KTAR Phoenix.

The contract would be "a minimum 3 years and could be announced as early as Tuesday." This follows Adrian Wojnarowski's report naming Hornacek the "frontrunner," and the substantive details make it sound like a done deal. Hornacek had been connected to the Bobcats and 76ers, but he opted to coach the team he played with for six seasons. He's known for player development and he'll be busy with the Suns, who hold six first-round picks in the next three seasons.
Sun, May 26, 2013 02:08:00 AM

Jeff Hornacek has emerged as the front-runner for the Suns' head coaching job, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Hornacek, currently an assistant with the Jazz, has also interviewed with the Bobcats. He seems like a natural fit in Phoenix, where he played for six seasons, though the rebuilding Suns have also met with head coach candidate J.B. Bickerstaff, and they have permission to interview Steve Clifford. The Suns, led by new GM Ryan McDonough, could make their decision "within the next week."
Sun, May 26, 2013 12:17:00 AM

The Bobcats interviewed Jeff Hornacek for their head coach opening on Thursday, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports.

The team interviewed Steve Clifford earlier in the week, and now Clifford will head to the Suns for his next interview. The Bobcats are casting a wide net in their coaching search, and we have to hope it works out better than the misguided hire of Mike Dunlap last season.
Fri, May 24, 2013 09:18:00 AM

Jazz assistant Jeff Hornacek is drawing interest from the Sixers, Bobcats and Suns for their head coaching vacancy.

No word if he plans to wipe the side of his face before the coaching interviews like he did at the foul line when he played, but it would be a nice touch. Hornacek, now 50 years old, has spent the last two-plus seasons as an assistant for the Jazz.
Source: Phillyburbs
Wed, May 8, 2013 08:43:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Bryce Cotton
3Ronnie Price
SG1Brandon Knight
2Sonny Weems
3Archie Goodwin
4Devin Booker
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Mirza Teletovic
3Jon Leuer
4Cory Jefferson
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len