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

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  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    May 3, 2013 8:28 a.m.

    Hornacek was a great player for the Jazz but since then has distinguished himself by????

    Was the shooting coach for years and the Jazz managed to shoot 29th out of 30 teams in the league. Michael Joran thought he could coach and or manage and has for all intents and purposes been as succesful as Jeff.

    If the Jazz want to win they would be blessed to have Philly or any other team lure Hornacek away, he has years of proof he cannot coach.

    Jazz are in a pickle as they have no players who can win signed up for next season and the players as free agents do not improve the gene pool for the Jazz.

    Does anyone think Chris Paul is coming to Utah? and the Jazz already had the other premier guard in the league here and were not able to capitalize. Best case scenario for the Jazz is they draft more youth, tell the fanbase they are preparing for the future, again and again and again then have KOC flee the scene as it is setup to be a train wreck.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    May 2, 2013 8:00 p.m.

    For goodness sake! Give Corbin a year and a point guard and then make your assessment. Whoever we get to coach, I hope the team is put together differently.

  • bano SANDY, UT
    May 2, 2013 3:27 p.m.

    After 30 years as a season ticket holder I am done. We are stuck with Corbin and will never fire him. What a joke. Jeff And Sloan both are getting looks elseware and we have no hope. I watched for the last few years with Corbin and I am sorry Corbin lovers but it is plain and simple. Corbin does not know what he is doing. The last season was a total waste of my time and money and I won't do it again as long as we have no hope with a clueless coach.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    May 2, 2013 3:14 p.m.

    3 words: Kirilenkos shooting coach.

    We all know how that turned out. Uh, no thanks.

    Hornacek is weak and soft. Do you ever see the guy get fired up about anything? He could shoot well enough but make no mistake his play was elevated dramatically by Stockton and Malone who drew all the attention.

    It is no different than the long line of players wildly successful on the Suns...until Steve Nash left then suddenly they were not so good.

    I wouldn't think twice about it if Hornacek left. Personally I don't have much use for Corbin or his tax-evading buddy either.

    They can all go as far as I am concerned.

    You want a coach? Go get Kevin McHale. I would have never predicted it but he has his players already playing far above what anyone could expect. They are the youngest team in the NBA. Literally. Yet he has no-name players performing like allstars.

    Meanwhile back in the land of mediocrity, Corbin and his flunky staff, can't get a batch of good young talent and decent veterans into the playoffs.

    When you compare the two outcomes I get sick for the future around here.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    May 2, 2013 1:27 p.m.

    @ fortydam
    Good on ya for sticking to your belief. We need people like that.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    May 2, 2013 1:18 p.m.

    Love ya American Vet, yes I do. I think words like token African American do not belong on these blogs. I think phrases like fire all of the coaches except Hornacek only add to the typical banter. If these guys think Jeff will be hard nosed, what is their basis? Corbin was a good player for the Jazz also, he has not been a good coach. but.. I think anyone would have done the same, as I have explained many times. Phil Johnson won the coach of the year in 74/75, then stunk it up and got fired. I think changing coaches this soon only sets the team back further. Lets play what if. What if Corbin gets fired and his replacement comes in and fires Hornacek, because most coaches clean house. He remodels the team and it finishes with 41 wins. Was it a successful decision? What if they keep Corbin for one more year and he turn the team into a 50 win playoff team? What if either scenario plays out and the Jazz still have no point guard and a center that cannot play defense. Then nothing will help.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    May 2, 2013 9:57 a.m.


    Just keeping it light here, but do you ever feel like Tom Hanks from the movie "Cast Away"? You seem so alone defending Corbin all the time that I just have to laugh and wonder if you sit and talk with your "Wilson" basketball on your desk in looking for someone,(or something) that agrees with you:)

    Again, you might be the smart one and the rest of us are all off our rockers but I just wanted to share something that gave me a little smile.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    May 2, 2013 8:10 a.m.

    I really like Jeff Hornacek who appears to have played for the Jazz a couple of hundred years ago. The mood and climate in the NBA has taken a drastic turn to the left. Scott Skiles was removed from coaching the Bucks because he was "too hard nosed" and turned off the players and their senstive egos. Jim Boylan of Al McGuire and the 77 NCAA championship fame Warriors from Marquette was bumped into place to salvage a sinking Bucks ship. He worked out and motivated the Bucks for two weeks before the same malaise set in. He now is gone as well. Hornacek would be a disciplined coach and get the job done. As Bill Russell said after quitting the coaching of Seattle, "I want one dollar more than my highest paid player". Today's coaches with the possible exception of the "Rasputinesque" Phil Jackson, are little more than mascots and totally at the whim of high priced prima donnas. So far, LeBron James seems to set a high standard as did Michael Jordan. However, the majority of NBA players are just high priced street vendors.

  • russhoops OGDEN, UT
    May 2, 2013 7:39 a.m.

    Coach Hornacek should have been selected from the very beginning as the Jazz coach!

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    May 2, 2013 7:19 a.m.

    Why keep him if you hate Corbin? He was one of his assistants and advisers. It doesn't pass the smell test boys!

  • Brother Wolf Salt Lake City, UT
    May 2, 2013 7:18 a.m.

    Don't let this fine fellow leave! Jazz runs through his veins!

  • milner Centerfield Sanpete, UT
    May 2, 2013 6:57 a.m.

    I think the Jazz should hire him to replace Corbin.

  • kje Payson, UT
    May 2, 2013 6:23 a.m.

    If you want it I hope you get it. I thank you are great person. Thank for being that kind of person. Hope the best for you.

  • SuperZell Shandee Salt Lake City, UT
    May 2, 2013 5:51 a.m.

    Horny! Stay with us! Please! Corbing is gone soon anyway! Please!

  • Bill Shakespeare Salt Lake City, UT
    May 2, 2013 4:58 a.m.

    NOOOO!!! Don't let Horny go! Let him be head coach here in Utah! Please!

  • 93Coog Orem, UT
    May 2, 2013 12:47 a.m.

    One word.... Nooooooooooo

  • earthquakejake Logan, UT
    May 1, 2013 11:51 p.m.

    No!! I want the Jazz to fire Corbin and promote Hornacek!

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    May 1, 2013 11:04 p.m.

    Could we just give the Philly Corbin, or would we have to throw in a draft pick to get them to take him?