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Posted June 20, 2008
PHOENIX - The Phoenix Suns today announced that Alvin Gentry, Bill Cartwright, Dan Majerle and Igor Kokoskov will join head coach Terry Porterâ€™s staff as assistant coaches.
â€śWeâ€™re thrilled to have been able to put together an extremely bright and versatile staff,â€ť said Suns President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Steve Kerr. â€śAlvin and Bill provide great knowledge and experience for Terry with both having been head coaches in the NBA.
Igor has worked with Terry on the Pistonsâ€™ staff the last two years and brings a wealth of experience both on the NBA and international levels. Danâ€™s passion and work ethic will make a huge impact with our players. Weâ€™re excited to add to our staff one of the most tenacious players in franchise history.â€ť
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Posted: April 1, 2010
Phoenix Suns Head Coach Alvin Gentry today was named the NBAâ€™s Western Conference Coach of the Month for March 2010, the league has announced.
Gentry wins his second career NBA Coach of the Month award and his second of 2009-10 (November 2009), becoming the first NBA coach to win multiple monthly honors this season.
In his first full season as Suns...
PHOENIX â€“ U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will welcome Valley resident and Phoenix Suns assistant coach Igor Kokoskov as a new U.S. citizen this week at US Airways Center.
A native of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Kokoskov became the first non-American coach in NBA history in 2000. He also became the first European coach to hold a full-time position with an NCAA Division...
Posted: Sept. 23, 2010
The Phoenix Suns signed head coach Alvin Gentry to a contract extension that will keep him with the club through the 2012-13 season.
â€śIt was important to extend Alvinâ€™s contract before this season,â€ť said Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. â€śHe proved his mettle as the perfect coach for the Suns last season. We are excited to have...
Posted: June 1, 2004
Alvin Gentry, a 25-year coaching veteran, 16 in the NBA, has joined the Phoenix Suns coaching staff, it was announced today. A three-time NBA head coach at Miami, Detroit and L.A. Clippers, Gentry has also been an assistant coach for 11 seasons, nine years under the trio of Larry Brown, Kevin Loughery and Doug Collins, who have combined for over 1,700 NBA...
By Stefan Swiat, Suns.com
Posted: Feb. 16, 2009
After spending a week in the national spotlight with 2009 NBA All-Star last week, Phoenix remained the epicenter of the basketball world when it dismissed Terry Porter as its head coach Sunday. The club announced that longtime Suns assistant, Alvin Gentry, will be stepping in to take over for Porter.
A 29-year coaching veteran,...
Posted: March 7, 2003
Former fan favorite Jeff Hornacek spent four seasons as a Suns teammate of Dan Majerle and spoke with Sun.com recently, offering his feelings on playing with Thunder, as well as advice for Dan on handling his big night after being honored by the Utah Jazz.
Suns.com: How did you like playing with Dan during those years in Phoenix?
By Jerry Browneastvalleytribune.com,
Sept. 29, 2008
He described head coach Terry Porter as "a nice guy," and jokingly recalled that when he faced off with assistant coach Bill Cartwright more than a decade ago, "I used to kill him, too."
But when Shaquille O'Neal was quizzed on how the new coaching staff and changes in style will affect the Phoenix Suns...
SUNS, MERCURY TO HOST STAR-STUDDED BASKETBALL CAMP IN PHOENIX
Suns and Mercury personalities to appear at basketball camp at Thunderbird High SchoolWHAT:
Suns Head Coach Alvin Gentry and forward Louis Amundson will tip-off the Suns annual summer youth basketball camp in Phoenix on Sunday, June 28 from 1 â€“ 3 p.m. at Thunderbird High School. Gentry and Amundson will be on hand...
By Stefan Swiat, Suns.com
Posted: Oct. 12, 2009
After claiming their first preseason win Saturday against Dallas, the Suns were unable to keep their momentum rolling on Tuesday against the Jazz, dropping a 105-100 home decision.
â€śItâ€™s a typical preseason game,â€ť Suns Head Coach Alvin Gentry said. â€śI think we had good moments and then some really tough moments.
By Josh Greene, Suns.com
Posted May 14, 2010
Prior to last weekâ€™s Conference Semifinals sweep vs. San Antonio, Head Coach Alvin Gentry stressed that the Spurs had never beaten this Suns team in the playoffs.
Well, the same can be said for the No. 1-seeded Lakers.
Playing the role of underdogs once again this postseason, Phoenix looks to extend its franchise-best, six-game...
Updated: Dec. 15, 2010
In advance of the Phoenix Suns' "Star Wars: The Clone Wars Night" in April 2010, Suns.com spoke with several players and Head Coach Alvin Gentry to get their thoughts on filmmaker George Lucasâ€™ blockbuster Star Wars movie series. Blasting off in its initial release in 1977, the film has spawned its fair share of sequels, prequels and...
Posted: July 14, 2010
The Phoenix Suns today acquired forward Hedo Turkoglu (TURK-oh-lue) from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for guard Leandro Barbosa and forward/center Dwayne Jones, the club has announced. The trade is pending the completion of physicals.
â€śHedo is a versatile player and somebody who we always thought would fit into our system,â€ť said Suns Head Coach...
Stefan Swiat, Suns.com
Posted: July 9, 2010
Although itâ€™s 106 degrees outside in Las Vegas, the Sunsâ€™ shooting didnâ€™t match the weather in the first game of the NBA Las Vegas Summer League.
Although the Suns were the hottest shooting team in the league during the regular season, the iron was unkind to them on Friday against the Rockets. Shooting just 40 percent from the...
Posted: July 1, 2010
The Phoenix Suns today announced the roster that will compete in the 2010 Las Vegas Summer League. The 14-man team is highlighted by second-year players Earl Clark and Taylor Griffin, both of whom will make their second summer league appearance. The pair is joined by Sunsâ€™ 2010 draft picks Gani Lawal (46th overall selection) and Dwayne Collins (60th overall...