Newsclip®: [Sports] Suns exec explains implosion: Hornacek didn’t have a chance | New York Post

"The darkest moment in the Valley of the Sun for Jeff Hornacek came late last December, when the Suns’ head coach pulled forward Markieff Morris in the fourth quarter of a home loss against Denver. Morris threw a towel in Hornacek’s direction on his way to the bench. Hornacek, expected to be introduced at a press conference as Knicks coach next week, picked the towel up, threw it back at him and said afterward: “I look at the stat sheet. He’s a minus-13 in 12 minutes. So there, I took him out. He thinks he’s better than that. Show me.” It was the beginning of the end for Hornacek in Phoenix. Four days later, Hornacek’s top two assistants, Jerry Sichting and Mike Longabardi, were shown the door against his wishes. That meant Hornacek’s four assistants who started 2014-15 had been wiped from the bench. Mark West, his longtime teammate in Phoenix, returned to the front office and Kenny Gattison got canned. Hornacek knew he was",

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