The Phoenix Suns have agreed to terms with Utah Jazz assistant coach Jeff Hornacek to be their new head coach, league sources confirmed to CBSSports.com on Sunday.
Hornacek, one of the Suns’ most popular former players, agreed to terms on a three-year deal for slightly less than $6 million with a team option for a fourth season, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. Contract details are expected to be finalized by Tuesday.
Hornaceck, 50, played for Phoenix from 1986-92 and made the All-Star team in his final season with the Suns. Phoenix also interviewed Rockets assistant J.B. Bickerstaff and interim coach Lindsey Hunter, who went 12-29 in the second half of the season after taking over for Alvin Gentry.
Source: Ken Berger, CBS Sports