Jeff Hornacek, retired Utah Jazz sharp-shooter, has reportedly agreed, in principle, to a deal to become the next head coach of the Phoenix Suns.
According to ESPN.com, Hornacek is set to sign a three-year deal as early as Sunday night (May 26) to join the Suns. He previously served as an assistant with the Utah Jazz, where he played from 1994-2000.
The 50-year-old had also, reportedly interviewed for the vacant Charlotte Bobcats head coaching job. However, the Suns began negotiating a deal Sunday with Hornacek, who has maintained a home in the Phoenix area.
Hornacek has his work cut out for him. The Suns are coming off a last-place finish in the Western Conference at 25-57, the fourth-worst record in the NBA and second-worst in franchise history, behind a 16-66 effort in their inaugural season of 1968-69.
Interim coach Lindsey Hunter went 12-29 after taking over in January for Alvin Gentry, who was fired in his fourth season with the Suns.