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The Phoenix Suns have had a frustrating season, as they are 13-28 through the first half of the year and have the worst record in the Western Conference. As a result, Head Coach Alvin Gentry was dismissed, and Lindsey Hunter is taking over in his first ever head coaching job.
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The Phoenix Suns have named Lindsey Hunter as their interim head coach.

Hunter, a stout defender, gets his chance to impress.

Suns name Hunter interim head coach

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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