It’s possible Jeff Hornacek’s replacement is helping the Utah Jazz at Zions Bank Basketball Center this week. Kenny Gattison, a former NBA player and coach, was invited to assist the Jazz with an ongoing free agent mini-camp, raising questions about his potential for ending up with the organization. Utah has had a vacant assistant coach position since Hornacek was hired as the Suns head coach two weeks ago, making Gattison’s involvement with the Jazz all the more interesting.
January 20, 2018 | 9:59 pm EST Update
Eddie Sefko: Rick Carlisle on voting for WC all-star reserves: “It’s the most difficult I’ve ever seen it from the standpoint of so many deserving guys at all positions. Some guys who are deserving are most likely going to be left out. I just know the West is packed with great players.”
“We do have another option. So on a night Frank (Ntilikina) is not having a great night or something, we have Trey (Burke) for that opportunity,” Hornacek said. “Same with Jarrett (Jack). We have three guys for that spot. And we’ll look at how it goes. Nobody is great every single night.”
It was Perry who convinced Burke to sign with the Westchester Knicks of the G-League, which he parlayed into his current NBA contract for the remainder of the season. “Scott Perry, that’s my guy,” said Burke, who said he turned down a $3 million offer from a team in China for his G-League opportunity. “He told me he was going to give me an opportunity to come (to Westchester) and start there, and if I do what I do, he’ll give me an opportunity (with the Knicks).”