According to a report courtesy Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Phoenix Suns have identified the man they want to coach their team, and it’s a face the fans will be familiar with.
The Suns and Hornacek will work the weekend to finalize contract parameters on an agreement, sources said. Hornacek is eager to be the Suns’ next head coach. The Suns and Hornacek have already started work on assembling an assistant coaching staff.
Hornacek, spent the first six seasons of his career with the Suns and apparently calls Phoenix home in the off-season. The former shooting guard is an assistant coach with the Utah Jazz.
It’s probably best that the Suns chose someone with close ties to the organization for the job, because it seems like the path back to prominence will be long and patience will be needed.