HORNACEK - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HORNACEK News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Compare Jazz, Suns and think about coaching change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57760625-82/jazz-coaching-suns-hornacek.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57760625-82/jazz-coaching-suns-hornacek.html.csp">Letter: Compare Jazz, Suns and think about coaching change</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T05:45:16.701-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 05:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After the Utah Jazz blew a 16-point third-quarter lead to the Memphis Grizzlies March 28, Jim Burton, Standard Examiner sportswriter, wrote: “The Jazz circled the wagon looking for answers.” Maybe the Jazz need to look for a new wagon leader. The Jazz have some really good players, but coaching, that’s a different scenario. Numerous times the Jazz pull ahead and then turnovers result in loss after loss. At the start of the NBA season, both the Utah Jazz and the Phoenix Suns were picked to finis...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57760625@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:45:16 MDT NBA Coach of the Year? Jeff Hornacek remains No. 1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57683688-77/hornacek-coach-season-phoenix.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57683688-77/hornacek-coach-season-phoenix.html.csp">NBA Coach of the Year? Jeff Hornacek remains No. 1</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T20:21:36.559-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 08:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As the final month of the NBA season approaches, the best race beyond the battle for Western Conference playoff position is the one for Coach of the Year. Despite a slow fade by Phoenix, I’m still taking Jeff Hornacek. Frankly, the job he has done with the Suns is one of the best I’ve ever seen, even if they do miss the playoffs. Like everyone else, I pictured Phoenix as the worst team in the West — maybe the worst team in the league — when the regular season began. In October, the Suns’ over/u...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57683688@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:21:36 MDT After loss to Utah Jazz, Phoenix has almost lost grip on playoff berth http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57605330-87/suns-phoenix-utah-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57605330-87/suns-phoenix-utah-game.html.csp">After loss to Utah Jazz, Phoenix has almost lost grip on playoff berth</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-26T23:27:04.098-06:00">Updated Feb 26, 2014 11:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Phoenix Suns’ seasonlong hold on a Western Conference playoff berth has almost slipped away. After Utah rolled to a 109-86 victory over Phoenix on Wednesday night at EnergySolutions Arena, the Suns held onto eighth place in the West by one-half game over surging Memphis. The loss was their third straight. The Suns have lost as many as three in a row only two other times during their surprisingly successful season. “We’re just in a little funk,” said Gerald Green, who led Phoenix with 17 poin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57605330@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:27:04 MDT Jeff Hornacek’s Suns surprising everyone but themselves http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57598007-87/suns-jazz-game-hornacek.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57598007-87/suns-jazz-game-hornacek.html.csp">Jeff Hornacek’s Suns surprising everyone but themselves</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron Falk</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T23:20:46.524-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 11:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The number: 19.5. If you walked into a Las Vegas casino in the last days before the start of the NBA season and bet that the Phoenix Suns, a team coming off a dismal 25-win season the year before and seemingly in a rebuilding mode that would take years to complete, would finish with fewer wins than that, you probably would have felt pretty good. The Suns had a first-year head coach who wanted to start two point guards (one of whom had never been a regular starter) and a forward with a heart defe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57598007@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:20:46 MDT