Posted October 31, 2013 on AP on Fox
Jeff Hornacek's only NBA jobs for the past two decades had been with the Utah Jazz, but he couldn't get a shot as the top man on their bench so he went back to where his career began. Following a successful head coaching debut, Hornacek faces the only team with which he was groomed to become an NBA coach as his Phoenix Suns host the Jazz on Friday night. Hornacek spent the final 6 1/2 seasons of his playing career alongside John Stockton and Karl Malone for a Utah team which reached two NBA finals. He retired in 2000 as the top 3-point shooter in team history (42.8 percent) and later had his No. 14 retired. After some time away from the NBA, Hornacek returned to the Jazz in 2007 as a shooting coach before joining the bench in 2010 as an assistant under Tyrone Corbin. With Corbin not going anywhere this offseason, Hornacek looked elsewhere for a head coaching position and was given a chance by a Suns franchise with which he played his first six seasons. "Whether it be as teammate...
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