Posted May 02, 2013

Jeff Hornacek to interview for Sixers head coaching job

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Jeff Hornacek will interview for the Sixers head coaching position. (Rocky Widner/Getty Images)

Jeff Hornacek will interview for the Sixers head coaching position. (Rocky Widner/Getty Images)

Former Utah Jazz guard Jeff Hornacek will interview for the Philadelphia 76ers’ head coaching position, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

The Sixers are looking at a number of candidates to fill the hole left by Doug Collins, who parted ways with the team after the regular season ended, and the Sixers expect to begin the interviewing process next week.

Currently an assistant coach with the Jazz, Hornacek played two seasons with the Sixers from 1992-94 but spent most of his 14-year career in the Utah backcourt. It’s also worth mentioning that Hornacek, who turns 50 tomorrow, played the first six seasons of his NBA career with the Phoenix Suns, a team also looking to hire a new head coach after letting go head coach Alvin Gentry earlier last season.

According to Wojnarowski, the Sixers organization is also considering Golden State Warriors assistant coach Mike Malone, the highest-paid assistant coach in the league for the past two years.


3 comments
barrytlyons
barrytlyons

So that's what Clive Owen will look like in fifteen years.

John59
John59

Ok, I didn't look up Jeff's career but if his first 6 years were in Phoenix, and then 2 years were in Philly, how did he spend MOST of his career in Utah?  At most it was 6 years, if he played for 14 and all of the above information is correct.  Damn journalists...not what they used to be. 

ShashikaStanislaus
ShashikaStanislaus

 @John59 It's technically correct. Hornacek was traded 2/3 of the way through his 2nd season with the 76ers to the Jazz. Thus, he played 1/3 of a season more with the Jazz (not taking into account that he played WAY more games those 6 seasons with the Jazz than with the Suns).