Jeff Hornacek RumorsAll NBA Players
The Kings and Walton were clearly moving forward with their working relationship on Tuesday. According to sources, Walton and Kings general manager Vlade Divac met with former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek in Sacramento about the possibility of him being the team’s lead assistant coach. There was one other known interview for a lower level coaching position that took place on Tuesday as well, with Divac and Walton also taking part. Those interviews had been scheduled before the allegations surfaced.
Elie: A lot of the stars wanted to get back and play. I remember John Stockton in Vegas trying to speak out, and a lot of the guys just shot him down. It got a little ugly at times. Hunter: It was Stockton, Jeff Hornacek, and Adam Keefe. They got up and said we were making enough money and we should be happy with the 53 percent and take the 53 percent and this, that, and the other. McIlvaine: I remember that not being a popular sentiment. It seemed popular amongst guys with one particular owner.
Hornacek said he’ll coach again and probably has an assistant’s job waiting for him in Golden State, where he would have landed if then team president Phil Jackson didn’t stunningly offer him the Knicks job despite his lack of familiarity with the triangle offense. “I absolutely want to be back coaching and getting back at it after a little break here,” Hornacek said.
Adrian Wojnarowski: “You have to have a determination to want to get better, to want to win. … KP did all those. His mindset was ‘I want to be a winner. I want to be the best guy in the league.’” – Jeff Hornacek on Kristaps Porzingis as a franchise player Woj Pod: apple.co/2vm1oF0 pic.twitter.com/8Mzgb6ZRr4
The 33-year-old also declined to address comments from Mills, who was the GM when they signed Noah to a $72 million deal but distanced himself from the association. “I’m not throwing Steve Mills under the bus. Or talking s–t about him. I’m not talking s–t about Hornacek. That’s not my style. I take ownership in what I did, what I could have done better. And I know that there was 10 things that went wrong that year. But it is what it is, I’m in Memphis. And the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New York Knicks tonight.”