NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29: Head coach Jeff Hornacek of the Phoenix Suns reacts to a call in the first half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on January 29, 2016 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The slumping Phoenix Suns have axed head coach Jeff Hornacek, the National Basketball Association team has announced. Hornacek had been in charge since May 2013.

β€œThe Phoenix Suns have relieved Jeff Hornacek of his duties as head coach following his two-plus seasons in the position,” the team said in a statement on Monday.

The Suns have lost 19 of their past 21 games, during which time they have been missing several key players.

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