Jazz make Hornacek assistant coach

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Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah Jazz have named Jeff Hornacek as an assistant coach for the remainder of the season.

Hornacek has been Utah's shooting coach since 2007.

"I am excited to have Jeff on board and to have him expand his role and become more involved with the team," said Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin. "He has a great history with basketball, especially with the Jazz, and I think the players are excited about him being around more. I think he will bring a lot of positive energy and knowledge to the team."

Considered one of the premier shooters in NBA history, Hornacek played in the league for 14 years (1986-2000), including seven seasons with the Jazz from 1993-2000, where he averaged 14.4 points, 4.0 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 477 games.

Hornacek, whose No. 14 jersey was retired by the Jazz on November 19, 2002, connected on .496 percent from the field (5,929-11,957), including .403 percent from three-point range (828-2,055) and .877 percent from the free throw line (2,973-3,390) during his career.

Originally selected by the Phoenix Suns in the second round of the 1986 NBA Draft out of Iowa State University, Hornacek appeared in a total of 1,077 career games. He also played for Philadelphia.

"I am thankful that Ty has offered me the opportunity to serve as an assistant coach for the rest of the year," said Hornacek. "I am excited at the possibility to increase my involvement with the team in a coaching capacity, and to be a part of this staff, and look forward to working more closely with the coaches and players on a day-to-day basis."


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