Jeff Hornacek Fired by Suns: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

February 1st, 2016 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

The Phoenix Suns fired Jeff Hornacek on Sunday night, ending his tenure as head coach with a 14-35 start to the 2015-16 NBA season.

Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical first reported Hornacek's departure and that general manager Ryan McDonough fired the coach after the Suns' 91-78 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The Suns later confirmed the 52-year-old's exit.

Hornacek went 87-77 in his first two seasons at the helm for the Suns and failed to make the playoffs. Improvement was expected in 2015-16, but even with the Western Conference in decline, Phoenix struggled to a 14-35 mark. The Suns' loss to Dallas was their 19th in their last 21 games, and they now sit 13th in the Western Conference.

Sports Illustrated's Ben Golliver shared this chart of the team's record this season, and it doesn't look pretty:

Whispers regarding Hornacek's job security, or lack thereof, first came to light following a Dec. 26 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, who previously had just one win to their credit. Per's Marc Stein, Hornacek acknowledged the team had hit roc ...

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