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The Suns announced Sunday morning that Lindsey Hunter, previously the team's player development coordinator, will be the team's interim coach following Friday's firing of Alvin Gentry.
It was believed that the Suns' choice would be Hunter or top assistant coach Elston Turner, with assistant Dan Majerle also a possibility.
The 42-year-old Hunter joined the Suns scouting department in 2012 and this season was tasked with working with the team's younger players as the coordinator of the organizations newly formed player development department. He served in a similar post with the Bulls for two years after his retirement in 2009-10.
A 17-year NBA veteran as a player, Hunter played with the Pistons (1993-00, 2003-08), Bucks (2000-01), the Lakers (2001-02), Raptors (2002-03) and Bulls (2008-10). A two-time NBA champion with Los Angeles (2001-02) and Detroit (2003-04), the 6-foot-2, 195-pound guard averaged 8.5 points, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 937 career games.
The Suns' first game under Hunter will be Wednesday at home against the Kings.
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The Phoenix Suns are mired in a downward spiral this season and decided to make a change at coach by firing Alvin Gentry two days ago.
Yahoo Sports is reporting the Suns have named former NBA point guard Lindsey Hunter as the teams interim coach. Hunter spent 17 seasons in the NBA before taking a player development role with the Pistons in 2010.
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The Phoenix Suns picked player development director Lindsey Hunter as interim coach, two days after the team parted ways with Alvin Gentry.
Hunter, who played for 17 seasons in the NBA, joined the Suns in the scouting department last year and this season took over the team's new player development department.
As a guard with five NBA teams, Hunter averaged 8.5 points in 937...
The Phoenix Suns surprised the Association Sunday, as the “Arizona Republic” reported that the team has handed over the reins of their club to former NBA shooting guard Lindsey Hunter, as their interim head coach for the balance of the campaign. Hunter, who has never coached at any level, was in his first year as director of player personnel for the Suns. He will be the new voice...
According to ESPN, the Phoenix Suns have named former NBA player Lindsey Hunter interim head coach. “I think the simple answer is that the organization needed a jolt,” general manager Lance Blanks said. “We needed something that would shock the system of us, the players, and risk trumps safety in this business. We felt this [...]
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The Phoenix Suns named Lindsey Hunter as the interim head coach two days after Alvin Gentry was fired. Hunter played 17 seasons in the NBA before retiring in 2010 and taking a player development role with the Detroit Pistons. He joined the Suns last season and was promoted to player development director this year. Hunter, 40, has no previous coaching experience. He averaged 8...
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Hunter, a stout defender, gets his chance to impress.
Players or coaches are generally sad to see a coach go when he's fired. There's always someone within the organization that marks this as a happy occasion. The Phoenix Suns recently fired Alvin Gentry from his post and I'm sure that there were some sad to see him go. Former Suns guard and current Los Angeles Laker, Steve Nash is glad that Gentry was set free.
The franchise is mired in a post Nash morass.