Jeff Hornacek working on contract to become the Phoenix Suns coach

  • Jason Whitney

Jeff Hornacek is in the final stages of becoming the Phoenix Suns head coach

Former sharpshooter Jeff Hornacek will be working on a deal throughout the weekend to become the next coach of the Phoenix Suns. The Suns have fallen on hard times the last few years and Hornacek will be looking to revive a franchise that has been mediocre at best lately. Adrian Wojnarowski first reported Hornacek and the Suns finalizing a deal that would bring the 50 year-old Hornacek back to the place that originally drafted him.

Via Yahoo Sports:

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.

An assistant coach with the Utah Jazz, Hornacek met with new Suns general manager Ryan McDonough, president Lon Babby and owner Robert Sarver the past week in Phoenix.

Hornacek, 50, played the first six seasons of his 14-year NBA career with the Suns and remains a popular figure in the community. He keeps his offseason home in the Phoenix area.

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