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Stunner
02-01-2016, 06:47 AM
The Phoenix Suns fired coach Jeff Hornacek, league sources tell The Vertical.

Per Woj

IKnowHoops
02-01-2016, 06:55 AM
This is tough. I thought Horny was good in his first year. I think bad luck has contributed to the bad seasons

Gander13SM
02-01-2016, 07:46 AM
Funny how his ability to make that team overachieve in his first year set him up for a fall.

He'll find another job. He's a good coach. Injuries plus a ridiculous turnover in the roster can't have helped.

Aleksandar
02-01-2016, 08:02 AM
Meanwhile, Mitchell is still coaching.

Teeboy1487
02-01-2016, 08:07 AM
Meanwhile, Mitchell is still coaching.


Byron Scott still coaching.

Gander13SM
02-01-2016, 08:46 AM
Funny how his ability to make that team overachieve in his first year set him up for a fall.

He'll find another job. He's a good coach. Injuries plus a ridiculous turnover in the roster can't have helped.

IndyRealist
02-01-2016, 09:56 AM
Was Hornacek responsible for the Morris debacle? Guess i can't see how trading Marcus was his fault.

BHF
02-01-2016, 10:13 AM
About time i did not like him.

sixer04fan
02-01-2016, 10:24 AM
Another example of a team messing up their rebuild because they overachieved one year, overestimated their ceiling and kept trying to compete too soon when they were never close to being good enough in the first place. Now they're back to sucking again just 2 years later

tredigs
02-01-2016, 10:57 AM
More racist firings.

kdspurman
02-01-2016, 11:08 AM
Teams are just a mess these days. Almost COY 2 years ago, FO makes changes to the roster, team regresses, fires coach. Like clockwork

Shady66
02-01-2016, 11:17 AM
He was a great coach who got the guys playing as hard as they could. Then the front office ****ed everything up

tredigs
02-01-2016, 11:42 AM
Average coach length in the NBA is WELL under 3 years. They're scapegoats for failure. The only coach from 2007 until now that is still with the same team is Pop.

THE MTL
02-01-2016, 11:53 AM
NBA coach is the most unstable job in the world

LOb0
02-01-2016, 11:58 AM
Another pointless firing. GM should be the one out.

kdspurman
02-01-2016, 12:04 PM
Average coach length in the NBA is WELL under 3 years. They're scapegoats for failure. The only coach from 2007 until now that is still with the same team is Pop.

Per Marc Stein:


Since Gregg Popovich became coach of the Spurs during the 1996-97 season, there have been 221 coaching changes in the NBA. TWO-TWENTY-ONE!

Now at 222 with this news

tredigs
02-01-2016, 12:09 PM
Per Marc Stein:



Now at 222 with this news

Which essentially means an average of 6 head coaches for each team in that span. Ridiculous.

ManningToTyree
02-01-2016, 12:10 PM
Another organizational failing blamed on the coach.

shep33
02-01-2016, 12:32 PM
I feel like the Suns have a bunch of knuckleheads on their team. Morris and him always got into it, and Morris is still on the team. Says a lot about the management

KnicksorBust
02-01-2016, 12:54 PM
I love that everyone is sticking up for Hornacek. Did you ever think he could be a horrible coach with terrible adjustments who completely lost the team?

Vinylman
02-01-2016, 01:08 PM
feel bad for Hornacek ... dude is a class act...

feel great for the Lakers since this will probably generate a couple wins for Phoenix and preserve the Lakers #2 position...

Phoenix had lost 19 of 21

shep33
02-01-2016, 01:19 PM
I love that everyone is sticking up for Hornacek. Did you ever think he could be a horrible coach with terrible adjustments who completely lost the team?

I think he definitely lost the team, but that's on management. Morris would do some crazy **** and he's still on that squad. Ownership should have done something about that.

Plus you lose you lose your best player last year in Dragic, then Bledsoe goes down this year, and having no good big men whatsoever doesn't help.

cmellofan15
02-01-2016, 01:37 PM
I love that everyone is sticking up for Hornacek. Did you ever think he could be a horrible coach with terrible adjustments who completely lost the team?

not if you've watched their team lmao

Stunner
02-01-2016, 02:23 PM
ESPN sources say Suns have strong interest in Steve Nash for bench vacancy but Nash not ready at this time to jump into full-time coaching

Full story going online now but Nash, while undeniably close with Suns owner Robert Sarver, not prepared to leave family for head coaching



Nash, remember, is in his first full year of retirement and already has two basketball jobs: GM of Canada NT + Warriors part-time consultant

IndyRealist
02-01-2016, 02:26 PM
I love that everyone is sticking up for Hornacek. Did you ever think he could be a horrible coach with terrible adjustments who completely lost the team?

I don't see how the coach is responsible for trading Dragic or Marcus Morris, or injuring Bledsoe, which seem to be the primary public reasons for that team falling apart

Corey
02-01-2016, 05:34 PM
He isnt responsible for their struggles. I think he lost the team a little bit though. He'll get another chance somewhere.

kdspurman
02-01-2016, 05:50 PM
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Shady66
02-01-2016, 06:53 PM
I'd be excited for a Nash return

MJNetsIsles
02-01-2016, 07:24 PM
Coaches don't do much of anything.

Its 99% the players on the floor.

Raidaz4Life
02-01-2016, 07:40 PM
I was pretty stunned at how horrible the level of talent was on the roster he coached in his last game. Hornacek had very little to do with how horrible the suns are currently constructed. The GM is the one who should be fired.

TheBigCheese12
02-01-2016, 09:58 PM
Suns FO is a joke. Just like the Diamondbacks. Cardinals are the only professional Arizona team to get things right. SMH.

blahblahyoutoo
02-01-2016, 10:02 PM
Byron Scott still coaching.

derek fisher still has a job and does post game interviews with his very limited vocabulary.

blahblahyoutoo
02-01-2016, 10:04 PM
More racist firings.

don't be silly. white folk can't be races.

JasonJohnHorn
02-01-2016, 10:56 PM
Stupid. He was doing a good job. The GM spoiled the franchise's relationship with Morris, they got injuries, and now they blame Horny?

FUBAR'd. This is why teams can't build anything. There is no stability on the coaching staffs in this league.

He'll land on his feet. I expect he'll have a job to start next season.

c.c.
02-01-2016, 11:05 PM
Coaches don't do much of anything.

Its 99% the players on the floor.

I kinda agree with this guy 😶