I love Horny as much as anybody. When we traded for Barkley I mourned the loss of one of my favorite players. I always knew he was a fundamentally sound basketball player but how no idea how that would translate into his coaching ability. I guess it has translated perfectly. Young players respond well to him, learning correct shooting techniques and how to play the game. He has become known as a great teacher and that will help him in this endeavor of coaching a young team. The Suns are still going to have some growing pains next season but it looks like we are going in the right direction.
““The reason Jeff’s here as our next head coach is the career path he just walked you through,” McDonough said, mentioning Hornacek’s promise to bring a blend of Suns Ring of Honor member Cotton Fitzsimmons and former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan. “That’s the reason we hired him, and because of his basketball mind and his creativity, and his ability to lead and teach young players.”