The Phoenix Suns kick off a new era tonight in Sacramento. The struggling 13-28 team fired head coach Alvin Gentry and will be going with interim coach Lindsey Hunter for the rest of the season.
After Hunter’s first practice on Monday, veteran big man Jermaine O’Neal reportedly got into a very heated argument with General Manager Lance Blanks. O’Neal has only played in 32 games for the Suns this year, coming off the bench in all of them and averaging a slim 15 minutes per game.
Sources inside the locker room say the argument was about O’Neal’s role with the team and the coaching change but Blanks downplayed it afterwards.
Our interaction had nothing to do with the coaching situation,” Blanks said. “I can tell you that, with one hundred percent certainty. The time that any reporters are going to put into it is going to be wasted time – unless they're trying to create an issue for us. But if they're coming at it in a fair sense of there being a story, there's no story. JO and...