The struggling Phoenix Suns (14-35) have fired head coach Jeff Hornacek, per a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo's The Vertical.
General manager Ryan McDonough informed Hornacek of the decision upon the Suns’ return to Phoenix after a 91-78 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.
The loss was the franchise’s 14th straight on the road with a roster decimated with injuries. The Suns have lost 19 of 21.
Hornacek's dismissal looked nearly inevitable after the firing of top assistant Mike Longabardi back in December.
He's the latest NBA head coaching casualty this season, which included the ousters of Houston's Kevin McHale, Brooklyn's Lionel Hollins and -- most notably -- Cleveland's David Blatt.
Phoenix has been without star point guard Eric Bledsoe since late December when it was announced that he would undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus. The timetable for his return was originally set for six weeks, but the team announced two days later that he would miss the remainder of the season.
The Suns are also dealing with an unhappy Markieff Morris, who has gone from regular starter last season to rotation player. Morris demanded a trade in the offseason after learning that the team had traded away his twin brother, Marcus.
Wojnarowski also reports that the interim coaching job will likely fall to Corey Gaines or Earl Watson, both Phoenix assistants.
The Wizards beat the Suns 109-106 at home on December 4, 2015, and will play them on the road April 1.