Jeff Hornacek has seemingly become the third NBA head coach to be fired in 2016.
According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Phoenix Suns parted ways with Hornacek in the late hours of Sunday night.
Slump in Form
The Suns' form has dipped sharply over the past weeks and months, as Phoenix managed to win just two of their last 21 games, losing 14 straight games on the road.
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Hornacek's last game in charge came in a 91-78 loss to the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center.
That defeat proved to be the straw that broke the camel's back for general manager Ryan McDonough, who apparently informed Hornacek of his termination when the team returned to Phoenix last night.
The Suns have ravaged by injuries throughout this campaign, losing Eric Bledsoe for the entire season to a knee problem, while they were also missing two other key players in what proved to Hornacek's last game, as Brandon Knight and T.J Warren - their 2nd and 3rd highest PPG scorers - didn't play.
Hornacek's coaching career with the Suns got off to a great start as he was 2nd in NBA Coach of the Year voting after guiding Phoenix to a 48-34 record. The Suns went 39-43 last year, missing out on the playoffs in the process.