Monday , May , 26 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Jeff Hornacek Interested in Chicago Job

”I always felt I would coach someday,” Hornacek said in a telephone interview after meeting with Paxson. ”I felt like my coaches looked at me as a coach on the floor, and I tried to take that responsibility. Before I got to the NBA, I probably never thought I’d coach in the league. Before then, I thought I’d probably end up coaching a college team.”

Paxson said he’s interested in hearing how each candidate would employ the talent on the Bulls’ roster. That the Bulls were ready to offer the job to former Suns coach Mike D’Antoni, who had little use for defense in Phoenix, came as a surprise, particularly because Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf insists his next coach will be defensive-minded. [Chicago Sun-Times]