Jeff Hornacek Rumors
I’m buying big that Tyson Chandler’s presence will have a significant impact in Phoenix, where there are whispers that the Suns may be playing for Jeff Hornacek’s job this season. But it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Utah slides into that final playoff spot in the West.
Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek enters the 2015-16 season on the last guaranteed season in his contract. But he’s not going to let that bother him. “Just like any other player getting towards the end of their contract,” Hornacek said to Bright Side. “You go out there and do your best and these things tend to take care of themselves with time. So that’s the way we approach it.”
The occasional text message has been exchanged, according to Hornacek, who delved into the topic further with a handful of reporters. “Hopefully he can get here and we can all talk to him. I think once he gets here with the players—and maybe the players can help out in that regard—and realize that, probably like anything else, it happens when you might not be happy with the organization, but you’re a professional, you go out there and you play as hard as you can,” he said.
“Really, when you get out there and start playing games, you’re not playing for the organization, you’re probably not even playing for your coaches, you’re playing for yourself and your teammates because that’s the bond that those guys have as players, so once he gets playing with these guys I think he’ll be okay.”