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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 Porter’s staff as assistant coaches. “We’re thrilled to have been able to put together an extremely bright and versatile staff,” said Suns President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Steve Kerr. “Alvin 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 Pistons’ staff the last two years and brings a wealth of experience both on the NBA and international levels. Dan’s passion and work ethic will make a huge impact with our players. We’re excited to add to our staff one of the most tenacious players in franchise history.”

Gentry Wins West Coach of the Month for March

Posted: April 1, 2010 Phoenix Suns Head Coach Alvin Gentry today was named the NBA’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...

Igor Kokoskov to Become U.S. Citizen

PHOENIX – 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...

Suns Sign Gentry to Contract Extension

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. “It was important to extend Alvin’s contract before this season,” said Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. “He proved his mettle as the perfect coach for the Suns last season. We are excited to have...

Suns Add Alvin Gentry to Coaching Staff

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...

Alvin Gentry Named Interim Head Coach by the Suns

By Stefan Swiat, 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,...

Hornacek on Majerle

Posted: March 7, 2003 Former fan favorite Jeff Hornacek spent four seasons as a Suns teammate of Dan Majerle and spoke with 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. How did you like playing with Dan during those years in Phoenix?

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Shaq Rested and Ready

By Jerry, 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, 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 – 3 p.m. at Thunderbird High School. Gentry and Amundson will be on hand...

Suns Edged by Jazz

By Stefan Swiat, 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. “It’s a typical preseason game,” Suns Head Coach Alvin Gentry said. “I think we had good moments and then some really tough moments. “I thought...

Positive Suns Look to Negate Lakers' Mystique

By Josh Greene, Posted May 14, 2010 Prior to last week’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...

The Suns Talk "Star Wars"

Updated: Dec. 15, 2010 In advance of the Phoenix Suns' "Star Wars: The Clone Wars Night" in April 2010, spoke with several players and Head Coach Alvin Gentry to get their thoughts on filmmaker George Lucas’ blockbuster Star Wars movie series. Blasting off in its initial release in 1977, the film has spawned its fair share of sequels, prequels and...

Suns Acquire Hedo Turkoglu

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. “Hedo is a versatile player and somebody who we always thought would fit into our system,” said Suns Head Coach...

Lawal Impresses as Suns Get Blasted by Rockets

Stefan Swiat, Posted: July 9, 2010 Although it’s 106 degrees outside in Las Vegas, the Suns’ shooting didn’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...

Suns Announce 2010 NBA Summer League Roster

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 Suns’ 2010 draft picks Gani Lawal (46th overall selection) and Dwayne Collins (60th overall...
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