Jerry Sloan Rumors

Nor does it sound like Hornacek has a singular, silver-bullet explanation to how he’ll fix New York’s problematic defense. “I played for Cotton Fitzsimmons, who was very offensive-minded, and Jerry Sloan, who is very defensive-minded,” Hornacek said. “So for me, I’ve always played for coaches who wanted us to play tough, hard-nosed defense, and to let that be our guide … to me, if you want to win and win big, you’ve got to buckle down defensively. You can’t just rely on the big guys—it starts with pressure on the ball from your guards.”