HoopsHype Jeff Hornacek rumors
The Utah Jazz announced today that Sidney Lowe has been hired as an assistant coach, and will join Scott Layden and Jeff Hornacek to complete head coach Tyrone Corbin’s coaching staff. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Lowe and Corbin reunite after first working together as players in 1989-90 with the Minnesota Timberwolves during the expansion franchise’s inaugural NBA season. Lowe brings significant experience to the Jazz, having begun his coaching career in 1991 with the Timberwolves. The former NBA point guard has spent eight years as a head coach and 10 years as an assistant in the NBA and NCAA. Salt Lake Tribune
Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin told team-owned 1320 KFAN on Wednesday that he will "very shortly" announce an addition to his limited staff, which currently only includes assistants Scott Layden and Jeff Hornacek. Corbin did not reveal the identity of his hire but said the Jazz "feel very good" about the coaching staff. "You'll be real surprised and real happy with the guys we have," Corbin said. Deseret News
Jeff Hornacek, Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo once were fierce rivals on the basketball court. They recorded a combined 64 seasons in the NBA, totaling 66,514 points and earning 27 All-Star appearances, wearing a variety of uniforms but never playing on the same team. With their competitive days behind them, though, the talented foursome have united to become ambassadors for the game that helped make their names. Joined by ex- professional players Bo Outlaw and Dee Brown, the former NBA greats are scheduled to spend four days in Johannesburg, South Africa, participating in the league’s Basketball Without Borders program. Salt Lake Tribune
Hornacek has long wanted to participate in the event, intrigued by the opportunity to help spread the reach of basketball while encouraging positive social change. The ongoing NBA lockout and the fact that he is temporarily not under contract with the Jazz made this year’s offer a no-brainer. "There are a lot of similarities to life back in the [United States] but there are also a lot of differences," said Hornacek, who started the 2010-11 season as a shooting consultant for Utah and became a full-time assistant after coaches Jerry Sloan and Phil Johnson resigned Feb. 10. Salt Lake Tribune
Interviews with a half-dozen N.B.A. scouts and front-office personnel provide a portrait of Fredette as a professional prospect. He is generally considered offensively gifted, defensively challenged and destined to be a solid rotation player in the N.B.A. Stardom, however, is unlikely, the scouts and front-office personnel said. Comparative players that came up were Jeff Hornacek, Steve Kerr, Kyle Korver and Jason Kapono. “I think he’ll be a really good pro, but not great,” said a Western Conference executive, who would not be named because he is not permitted to talk about prospects. “He’ll be a guy who is a better Steve Kerr, a better Kyle Korver. A better Kapono. Both those guys can’t put the ball on the floor.” New York Times
Brian T. Smith: Hornacek's definitely coaching and playing role of assistant. Pulled Jefferson aside to offer advice after timeout. Twitter
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