Found May 26, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
By reportedly selecting Jeff Hornacek as their next head coach, the Phoenix Suns may have been working inside and outside that proverbial box at the same time. As an NBA guard for 14 years, Hornacek doesnt exactly fit the mold of new-school basketball whiz whose rise to sideline prominence began as a grinder in the video room -- a description that does fit for new Suns general manager Ryan McDonough. But while hes been on NBA payrolls for many years, Hornacek doesnt qualify as a coaching retread, either. The Suns -- who, according to multiple reports, agreed with Hornacek on a three-year deal on Sunday -- will be providing him his first opportunity as a head coach at any level. Hes just a basketball guy who had a feel for the game from being a high-level player and took the time to also learn how to teach it, said an NBA assistant coach employed by another Western Conference team. I think the Jazz had their coach of the future on the payroll and waited too long to make that happe...
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