Rumors have run rampant that Jeff Hornacek's days as head coach of the Suns have been numbered.
But while Hornacek's future with the team remains up in the air, the fate of two of his assistants has been sealed, according to multiple reports.
The Suns are firing assistant coaches Mike Longabardi and Jerry Sichting, league sources tell Yahoo. Jeff Hornacek future unclear.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 28, 2015
Longabardi and Sichting joined the Suns' staff in 2013 when Hornacek was named the Suns' new head coach.
ESPN's Marc Stein said the Suns will replace Longabardi and Sichting by promoting assistants Earl Watson and Nate Bjorkgren to the front of the bench. Bjorkgren guided the Suns' to the 2015 Las Vegas Summer League championship game.
Stein said the Suns' moves suggest the team will give Hornacek "one more chance to turn this team around."
The Suns are 12-20 in Hornacek's third season as head coach. They have lost four consecutive games, including Saturday's home loss to the previously 1-30 Philadelphia 76ers.