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New York Knicks Don’t Have A Defensive Assistant Coach

The New York Knicks are paying for the failed attempt to hire Jeff Hornacek’s defensive coordinator from his Phoenix Suns tenure: Mike Longabardi. When the New York Knicks hired Jeff Hornacek as head coach, many breathed a sigh of relief. It signaled a move away from Phil Jackson’s coaching tree and a display of open-mindedness by The […] New York Knicks Don’t Have A Defensive...
Via Daily Knicks
October 27, 2016

The Knicks have no defensive coach and a big problem

New Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek had his trusty defensive coordinator at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday night for the season opener. Except Mike Longabardi no longer works for Hornacek, instead commanding the Cavaliers’ defense. Longabardi, fired by Phoenix brass as a sacrificial lamb in December, received his championship ring after which Hornacek’s Knicks defense played...
Via New York Post
October 26, 2016

Cavaliers Hire Mike Longabardi As Assistant Coach

The Cleveland Cavaliers have hired Mike Longabardi as an assistant coach. Longabardi was recently let go by the Phoenix Suns. Longabardi was in charge of the Suns' defense. Tyronn Lue had been running the Cavaliers' defense as an assistant.
Via RealGM
January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Sputtering Suns fire 2 assistant coaches

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns, losers of 15 of their last 20 games, have fired assistant coaches Mike Longabardi and Jerry Sichting. Nate Bjorgken was promoted to take Longabardi's job as defensive coordinator. Assistant Earl Watson also was promoted to a bench coach position. The shake-up on coach Jeff Hornacek's staff comes after an embarrassing home loss to Philadelphia on...
Via Associated Press
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns fire two assistant coaches, keep Jeff Hornacek

Coming off an impressive 48-34 campaign, the Phoenix Suns have been one of the NBA’s biggest disappointments this season. Phoenix currently stands 12-20, 12th in a down Western Conference. The Best of 2015 The 15 Best Female Athletes of 2015 The 15 Best Coaching Jobs of 2015 The 15 Best Male...
Via The Comeback
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

AP source: Sputtering Suns fire 2 assistant coaches

PHOENIX (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation says the Phoenix Suns have fired assistant coaches Jerry Sichting and Mike Longabardi. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the firings had not been announced. Also, assistants Earl Watson and Nate Bjorgken have been promoted to bench coaches. The shake-up on head coach Jeff Hornacek's staff comes after an embarrassing...
Via Associated Press
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Suns Fire Two Assistant Coaches, Give Jeff Hornacek One More Chance

The Phoenix Suns have fired assistant coaches Mike Longabardi and Jerry Sichting as they try to turn around their season. The Suns have decided to shake up their coaching staff while giving Jeff Hornacek one more chance. Phoenix will promote assistant coaches Nate Bjorkgren and Earl Watson.
Via RealGM
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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