You get the feeling that Hondo really, really felt Obi-Wan was his friend.
For as much as they double-dealed Obi-Wan, and he messed with them, and he tried to kill some padawans once. But Hondo’s like, “But that was… I was just kidding. It wasn’t real.”
He misses the Jedi because of the excitement they brought to his life.
He’s a Jedi sympathist.