Rising sun: Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek has shined in first season as Suns' head coach

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  • Richie Saint George, UT
    Feb. 26, 2014 2:47 p.m.

    If Jeff Hornacek was the Jazz coach instead of Corbin the Jazz might be a playoff team. Read what thee Jazz players have to say about him.

    Feb. 26, 2014 2:28 p.m.

    Yes Hornacek has done a great job. But he also has made several rookie mistakes. His fourth quarter line ups without our only rim protector and best rebounder has killed us.His overall use of Plumlee has been terrible and resulted in a loss of confidence.His insistence on playing Frye at the 5 and the Morris brothers at forward has resulted in 2nd and third shots and easy lay ups.Our defense has been horrible and at times the offense looks helter skelter.He seems to substitute a lot when a player is in a zone, and they never seem to recover.This all may seem a bit picky, but all is not perfect in Suns land as many of you make it out to be.

    Feb. 26, 2014 2:20 p.m.

    Agree that he has done a fantastic job. He also has made several rookie coaching mistakes especially in the fourth period not having the proper players on the floor.Several times Plumlee is on the bench as the opposing team gets second and third shots since he is one of the few rim protectors and best rebounder that we have. He also has a tendency to take a player out when he seems to be in a shooting zone.The defense and rebounding really does suffer when Frye is at the 5 and the Morris brothers are at forward. Lately the team looks helter skelter, and commits way to many turn overs for a playoff bound team. So all is not perfect in Suns land as everyone seems to think. I also do not like the way Plumlee and Len have been handled the past several weeks.It is obvious that Plumlee has lost his confidence and gone down hill.I attribute it directly to the way he has been used and substituted.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    Feb. 26, 2014 1:35 p.m.


    If you wanted to compare teams at the beginning of the year most "experts" would have told you that Corbin had a lot more to work with than Hornacek. Many picked Phoenix to be the worst team in the NBA this year. It makes it all the more impressive what Hornacek has done there.

  • jamsenior SANTAQUIN, UT
    Feb. 26, 2014 11:40 a.m.

    You guys said the same stuff about Jerry Sloan after he took over for Frank Layden. But Jerry had an established team to work with! You can't say the same thing about Ty Corbin. He's had to deal with an ever changing lineup from day one on the job. Give the guy a break! Sheessh!!!

  • Man in Charge Chihuahua, 00
    Feb. 26, 2014 10:57 a.m.

    We picked the wrong coach to keep. I thought Hornacek wouldn't be this good of a coach because of the lack of experience. But then again it may be the system and not the coach. The Jazz system is outdated. Time for something new. I wonder why Kyle Korver is playing much better since leaving the Jazz. I'm really starting to think it's the system.

  • yarrlydarb Ogden, UT
    Feb. 26, 2014 8:48 a.m.

    "Nobody saw the success the Suns would have in their first season under Jeff Hornacek’s mentorship coming"

    Well, I don't know about "Nobody," but Greg Miller and the rest of the Jazz front office surely didn't.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Feb. 25, 2014 11:31 p.m.

    Don't forget that Hornacek was an outstanding player. He was so crafty. Remember the bar of soap shot? How about Hot Rod's famous "horny for three, YES"!

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    Feb. 25, 2014 8:52 p.m.

    I miss his presence with the Jazz, Wish he had moved into our head coaching position. It was a gain for Phoenix and a loss for us.