Former Utah Jazz guard and current Jazz special assistant Jeff Hornacek may join new head coach Doug Collins with the Chicago Bulls, according to a NBA rumor site on the Internet.
Hoopsworld.com reported Friday that an unnamed Bulls source said that Hornacek, a Chicago native, would "likely be lead assistant for the Bulls under Collins." The Web site also speculated that Hornacek, who has never had a full-time coaching job, would learn under Collins' guidance and then take over as the Bulls head coach at some point.
Hornacek, whose number is retired by the Jazz, could not be reached for comment. He and Jazz assistant coach Tyrone Corbin had both been interviewed for the vacant Bulls head coaching job. Corbin also had his second interview with Phoenix Suns officials earlier this week.
While it has been widely reported that Collins, a popular TNT broadcaster, will become the Bulls coach for a second time, the move has not been made official.