According to reports from NBA writers embedded at the pre-draft combine in Chicago, the Phoenix Suns are talking the talk.
Roughly one week after being hired, general manager Ryan McDonough met Wednesday with former interim head coach Lindsey Hunter, according to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Hunter, who went 12-29 after taking over for Alvin Gentry at midseason, has been referred to by McDonough and president of basketball operations Lon Babby as a strong candidate to land the job on a full-time basis. Hunter, however, was given permission to interview for the head coaching job with the Detroit Pistons late last month.
There are also some other familiar names among those McDonough is gathering information on during this stage of the coaching hunt. According to the report, former Suns guard Jeff Hornacek (an assistant coach with the Utah Jazz), Houston Rockets assistants Kelvin Sampson and J.B. Bickerstaff, Los Angeles Lakers assistant Steve Clifford and CSKA Moscow assistant Quin ...