Week In Review 1/31/16-2/6/16

The Suns fired coach Jeff Hornacek earlier this week and named Earl Watson as interim coach. The move to part ways with the coach was no shock, as Hornacek’s job was reportedly under immediate threat in late December, when the team instead fired assistants Mike Longabardi and Jerry Sichting and shifted fellow assistants Watson and Nate Bjorkgren to more prominent roles. The future of the 52-year-old Hornacek was up in the air even as the season began, with a contractual decision on his team option for 2016/17 looming. Little had gone right since, as the Suns compiled a 14-35 record under Hornacek in spite of realistic preseason hopes that they would make the playoffs for the first time since losing the Western Conference Finals in 2010. The Suns were 101-112 overall under Hornacek.

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Miscellaneous News


You can stay up to date on all the 10-day deals handed out with our 10-day contract tracker.

D-League News

  • Former Hornets point guard Jannero Pargo signed to play in the D-League and was claimed by the Thunder’s affiliate.
  • Power forward Cory Jefferson returned to the Suns D-League affiliate following the expiration of his 10-day contract with Phoenix.
  • Sean Kilpatrick went back to the Sixers D-League affiliate after the shooting guard’s pair of 10-day deals with the Nuggets lapsed.
  • The D-League affiliate of the Pistons saw the return of point guard Lorenzo Brown after his two 10-day contracts ended.

You can stay up to date on all the D-League assignments and recalls for the season here.

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