May 8, 2013 |
While he's most remembered in these parts for being part of the 76ers' worst trade of the 1990s, Utah Jazz assistant coach Jeff Hornacek has emerged as a potential coach after two years as an assistant, not just in Philadelphia but in other places as well. Traded from Phoenix to Philadelphia along with Andrew Lang and Tim Perry on June 17, 1992 in exchange for Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley, Hornacek, the shooting coach in Utah for three seasons before being promoted to an assistant's role, is one of the possible replacements for departed coach Doug Collins.
November 14, 1992 |
Jeff Hornacek leaned over the press table before last night's game, borrowed a pen and wrote on his hand, "Look at rim. " Next week, he should lean over, borrow a pen and write, "Buy winning lottery ticket. " If this is all it takes, we've all got it made. "Sometimes I just start shooting instead of concentrating on a spot and going for that," Hornacek said. "I just wanted to remind myself to do that. " Sufficiently reminded, Hornacek lit up the Boston Celtics for a career-high 39 points as the Sixers blew into the Garden and won their first game of the season, 126-115.
December 21, 1994 |
The 76ers tried to open their arms to all the disappointed, discarded fans of other pro sports by mounting a spirited challenge against one of the hottest teams in the NBA. Then, however, they stepped into their private fourth-quarter twilight zone, squandering an 11-point lead with eight minutes to play and losing, 91-88, to the Utah Jazz before a disbelieving crowd of 10,225 at the Spectrum last night. It marked their sixth loss in seven games, all of them by six points or fewer.
October 17, 1993 |
Harold Katz says he doesn't negotiate with a gun pointed at his head. That's why he won't discuss a contract extension for guard Jeff Hornacek as long as Hornacek is a holdout. The 76ers' owner doesn't mind negotiating when the gun is in his hand, however. That's why the fragile Spectrum II deal totters in the balance as he threatens to pull out unless Spectacor and its nervous bankers make him happy. These two situations are not related, except that both are merely business, so none of the participants can claim higher moral ground.
December 22, 1995 |
John Stockton would have preferred to skip all the drama. "It doesn't seem like we should have gone through all that," Stockton said after he swished a three-point shot at the buzzer last night, lifting the visiting Utah Jazz past the Cleveland Cavaliers, 89-87. Stockton's shot deflated the crowd of 16,412, after Dan Majerle's three- pointer had put Cleveland ahead, 87-86, with 3.6 seconds left. The Jazz ended the Cavaliers' four-game winning streak and improved to 3-2 on a six-game road trip that ends tomorrow in Chicago.
January 25, 1993 |
Jeff Hornacek doesn't look dangerous. Seriously now, how can he hurt you? He can't run very fast. He can't jump very high. His feet aren't that quick on defense. Look at this 76ers guard, a skinny, loose-limbed guy with a goofy jack-o'- lantern smile and a Boys' Life haircut, and stand him next to the gifted opponents he must play. What is this, a joke? No. It is no joke. Jeff Hornacek is a book with a cover so misleading that it takes time to fully realize just how good a basketball player the Sixers have gotten.
October 29, 1993 |
Jeff Hornacek is angry and frustrated that the 76ers have not made a fresh offer to renegotiate his contract, an NBA source said yesterday. Hornacek, despite having four years remaining on his current contract, stayed out of training camp and did not join the team until Monday, the day before preseason game No. 6 in Charlotte. That was after a meeting in Florida Sunday with owner Harold Katz. Hornacek has said he resumed playing because Katz agreed to get something done before the Nov. 5 start of the season.
March 21, 1993 |
Even as they took the spotlit floor at the Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks last night, the 76ers could not escape the shadow of their previous game. The night before was all still a jumble to them: game, bus ride, plane flight, bus ride, hotel, sleep. But in the cold Wisconsin morning, hundreds of miles from the Spectrum, the newspapers still said: "Dallas beats Sixers for first road win of the season. " It was really true. Oh, yes, the Dallas Mavericks - perhaps the worst team in the history of the NBA and a team that had entered the Spectrum on Friday night with an 0-29 road record - had beaten the Sixers, 89-87.
June 22, 1992 |
Yes, Jeff Hornacek passed his 76ers' physical. Hornacek, one of the three players the Sixers obtained from Phoenix in last Wednesday's blockbuster trade for Charles Barkley, underwent the standard physical examination Saturday in Miami before leaving on an NBA-related eight- day cruise. The exam, conducted by Dr. Jack McPhilemy, the Sixers' orthopedic consultant, confirmed that Hornacek needs a "relatively minor" arthroscopic procedure on his left knee. Hornacek, who has had two previous procedures on the knee - one since entering the NBA in 1986 - has tentatively scheduled the scoping for July 1 in Phoenix.
March 23, 1995 |
After watching a 17-point lead over Denver dwindle, Utah's John Stockton woke himself and his teammates from their slumber. Stockton scored 12 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter and made two key assists to help the Jazz pull away from the visiting Nuggets, 103-91. Karl Malone led Utah with 23 points and 10 rebounds. "Adam (Keefe) made some nice cuts earlier in the quarter, and I missed him," said Stockton, who had three points and seven assists until the fourth quarter.