Steve Kauffman Rumors reported Wednesday that Jeff Hornacek, through his agent, declined to meet with Iowa State about its coaching vacancy. However, Steve Kauffman, who represents Hornacek, called the story “simply inaccurate” on an attached message board. A source confirmed to that Kauffman is the actual poster. Subsequent to his initial post, Kauffman posted this: “[Iowa State officials] knew they had to request permission in a certain manner from the Phoenix Suns. I do not wish to allocate the blame as to the parties at fault here. But it’s a shame.”
A team source confirmed reports coach Mark Jackson hired super agent Arn Tellem and fired Steve Kauffman. The move happened months ago, but the source said it was not part of Jackson’s plan to get a new contract form Golden State. Jackson hired Kauffman presuming he had to hire an agent of coaches. When he learned he could retain Tellem, Jackson’s representative as a player, Jackson made the switch.