Sources: Suns To Hire Jeff Hornacek As Head Coach

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2013 Utah Jazz basketball. EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. Photo by Brad Barlow

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(NEW YORK) —  The Phoenix Suns have a new head coach.

According to sources, Jeff Hornacek has agreed in principle to become the next coach of the Phoenix Suns.

Hornacek played 14 years in the NBA before serving as an assistant coach for the Utah Jazz.  Sources confirm that the deal is for three years.

The 50-year-old Hornacek also interviewed recently for the vacant Charlotte Bobcats head coaching job, but opted to negotiate with the Suns because he has a home in the Phoenix area.

The Suns are coming off a last-place finish in the Western Conference at 25-57, the fourth-worst record in the NBA and second-worst in franchise history.  Lindsey Hunter took over in January for Alvin Gentry, who was fired in his fourth season with the team.  Hunter posted a 12-29 mark over the remainder of the season.

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