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.

What is interesting about Hornacek's candidacy is that he really does have limited experience on the bench since he retired in 2000 following a decent 14-year career.

The Sixers, according to a source, have been mostly reaching out to current assistants such as Golden State's Mike Malone and Indiana's Brian Shaw, although they have yet to set up an interview with either. They are also believed to have shown interest in San Antonio assistant coach Mike Budenholzer. As with Malone and Shaw, the Sixers have yet to set up an interview with the Spurs' assistant.

While Hornacek's experience is limited, apparently other teams have come to view Hornacek as coaching material. Other teams such as Milwaukee and Phoenix are also believed to be interested.