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Posted: June 24, 2010
The Phoenix Suns have exercised the third-year option on head coach Alvin Gentry’s contract for the 2011-12 season, the club announced today.
“Alvin has done a phenomenal job as our head coach,” said Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver. “His leadership and ability to connect with and lead our players was exceptional.”
Originally elevated as the 14th head coach in franchise history on an interim basis on Feb. 16, 2009, Gentry was named the club’s head coach on May 9, 2009. In just 113 games under his leadership, Gentry’s Suns have compiled a 72-41 (.637) record, giving him the third-highest winning percentage among coaches in franchise history (Paul Westphal, Mike D’Antoni).
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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...
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...
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,...
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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 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...
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.
“It’s a typical preseason game,” Suns Head Coach Alvin Gentry said. “I think we had good moments and then some really tough moments.
By Josh Greene, Suns.com
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
By Stefan Swiat, Suns.com
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...
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...