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Jeff Hornacek | Guard

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (51) / 5/3/1963
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 190
College: Iowa State
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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. Fri, Aug 2, 2013 01:08:00 PM

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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.
Source: NBA.com
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.
Source: NBA.com
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."
Source: NBA.com
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
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Isaiah Thomas
3Tyler Ennis
4Archie Goodwin
SG1Eric Bledsoe
SF1P.J. Tucker
2Gerald Green
3T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Marcus Morris
3Anthony Tolliver
4Shavlik Randolph
C1Miles Plumlee
2Alex Len
3Alec Brown