Posted: Feb. 6, 2004
Former Suns player and Mercury Head Coach John Shumate is rejoining the Suns staff as a college scout, it was announced today by Suns President and General Manager Bryan Colangelo.
“I’m very proud of what I accomplished with the Mercury last season and I’m leaving the team in a very strong position for the future,” said Shumate, who guided the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury to an 8-26 record in one season in 2003. “As much as I enjoy the WNBA game, it became clear this offseason that my heart and long-term career ambitions are in the NBA. With the Suns having some big decisions in the immediate future, especially in the draft, the timing just seemed right.”