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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 we played well the first quarter, moved the basketball and did some good things. Obviously, the second quarter we really struggled.” Phoenix started out of the gates hot, shooting 59 percent from the floor en route to a 31-25 advantage at the end of the first period. Leading the attack was Jason Richardson, who drilled 2-of-2 three-pointers to pace the Suns with eight in the quarter.

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...

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,...

Postgame Quotes: Suns vs Rockets, 3/8/2011

Head Coach Alvin Gentry Hakim Warrick Vince Carter

Suns Sign Gillespie to Contract

Posted: June 29, 2010 The Phoenix Suns have signed Noel Gillespie as the team’s assistant coach/advance scout, the club announced. “Noel is an important member of our coaching staff,” said Suns Head Coach Alvin Gentry. “In the NBA today it is vital to have someone as diligent as Noel studying and scouting opponents to better prepare our coaches and our team...

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...

Postgame Quotes: Suns vs Nuggets, 10/22/2010

Head Coach Alvin Gentry Jason Richardson Jared Dudley George Karl

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...

Suns-Rockets Preview: 11/22/2010

Matt Beardmore Posted: Nov. 22, 2010 As much as it hurts to have his starting point guard and center injured, Phoenix Suns coach Alvin Gentry needs his team to play better defense. Houston Rockets coach Rick Adelman can certainly relate, as he's in an identical position. With Steve Nash expected to miss a third straight game, the slumping Suns will try to avoid a winless...

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...

Suns-Blazers Game Preview: Game 6

Posted: April 29, 2010 PORTLAND, Ore. -- A blast-right-by-them style has served the Suns well against the Trail Blazers. And tempo will likely be a deciding factor on Thursday night when Phoenix visits Portland with a 3-2 advantage and a chance to advance to the next round of the playoffs. When the Blazers have had success, they have been able to slow the Suns down and go to...

Newsroom Notes: Suns Clinch Home-Court Advantage

By Stefan Swiat, Posted: April 13, 2010 Battling for position in the circus that is the Western Conference, the Suns played the role of ringmaster against the Nuggets on Wednesday, controlling the contest from start-to-finish to secure a 123-101 home victory. “I thought we were very good defensively, we held them to just 42 percent shooting,” Suns Head Coach Alvin...

Suns-Spurs Game Preview: 4/7/2010

By Matt Beardmore Posted: April 7, 2010 After a rare loss, the Phoenix Suns return home looking to begin a new winning streak. A matchup with the surging San Antonio Spurs could make that difficult. Phoenix begins its final five-game stretch of the regular season Wednesday night against the Spurs, who are looking to win five straight for the first time since the first week of...
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