The Predators have fired associate coach Peter Horachek, sources close to the team told The Tennessean on Monday night. Broadcast analyst Darren Pang first reported the news on Twitter. The Predators couldn’t be reached for comment. Horachek had been with the Predators organization since the 2002-03 season. That year, Nashville hired him to guide the Milwaukee Admirals, the Predators’ American Hockey League affiliate. Horachek joined the Predators’ staff for the 2003-04 season as an assistant coach, replacing Paul Gardner. Before the 2011-12 season, Horachek was elevated to the position of associate coach, taking over the role of Brent Peterson, who left the position because of his battle with Parkinson’s disease. Horachek had interviewed for NHL head coaching positions in the past, including with the Dallas Stars two years ago.