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Report: Utah Jazz assistant Jeff Hornacek a candidate for 76ers coaching job

Published: Thursday, July 30 2015 1:02 p.m. MDT

Utah Jazz assistant coach Jeff Hornacek is seen on the sidelines during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (Associated Press) Utah Jazz assistant coach Jeff Hornacek is seen on the sidelines during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (Associated Press)

Utah Jazz assistant coach Jeff Hornacek is among the candidates for the Philadelphia 76ers vacant head coaching position, according to Yahoo! Sports.

The Sixers have received permission from the Jazz to interview Hornacek to replace Doug Collins, Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

Hornacek played for Philadelphia for two seasons from 1992-94 before being traded to the Jazz in exchange for Jeff Malone. The former Utah sharpshooter has been a full-time assistant on Tyrone Corbin's staff for two years after previously serving as the Jazz's shooting coach.

It's possible Hornacek could interview for the Phoenix head coach opening after the Suns hire a general manager. Incidentally, former Jazz general manager/assistant coach Scott Layden, now the Spurs' assistant GM, is one of three finalists for that job, according to Yahoo!

Warriors assistant Mike Malone, Pacers assistant Brian Shaw and Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins are also possible candidates for the Sixers' gig, Yahoo! reported.

Hornacek, whose No. 14 was retired by Utah after his stint from 1994-2000, has previously interviewed for head coaching jobs in Chicago, Orlando and Phoenix.

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