Entries from January 2013

Dan Majerle’s decision to leave Suns about loyalty, risks

January 22nd, 2013 · 36 Comments

Unlike the concept of karma, loyalty isn’t often reciprocated. Dan Majerle’s assistant coaching tenure in Phoenix is over. Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic confirmed on Tuesday morning that the Suns Ring of Honor member and five-year assistant coach won’t return to the team. Two days of absence from team practices after being skipped over […]

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Lindsey Hunter hopes to establish an identity, become more ‘defensive-minded’

January 21st, 2013 · 86 Comments

PHOENIX — After sleeping only five hours Sunday night, interim head coach Lindsey Hunter admitted that the reality of his somewhat surprising promotion still had not sunk in. While Phoenix’s practice facility was buzzing with energy Monday nearly 24 hours after the 17-year NBA veteran was named the team’s short-term replacement for Alvin Gentry, when […]

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A discussion on the Suns, the coaching change and the future

January 21st, 2013 · 47 Comments

Dave Dulberg and I discuss the decision for the Phoenix Suns to part ways with Alvin Gentry and what lies ahead, including what the team can do this season to set itself up for success moving forward. Kevin Zimmerman: So Alvin Gentry and the Suns agreed to go their separate ways on Friday. In my […]

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What should Alvin Gentry do with his free time?

January 20th, 2013 · 12 Comments

Former Phoenix Suns head coach Alvin Gentry isn’t a heavy tweeter, but he went to Twitter after he and the team parted ways, first to thank everyone for their support and then again on Sunday to ask how he should handle all the free time. What was suggested?

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Lindsey Hunter is the Phoenix Suns’ interim head coach

January 20th, 2013 · 39 Comments

Updated 12:10 a.m. — Lindsey Hunter is the next man up. The Phoenix Suns announced on Sunday morning that the player development coordinator will take over after head coach Alvin Gentry and the team decided to part ways on Friday morning. The two-day discussion may have taken longer than some liked, whether that be because […]

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5-on-5: The Phoenix Suns’ halfway point

January 20th, 2013 · 29 Comments

The news of Alvin Gentry’s departure was nothing but a shock, and now things change a bit for the Phoenix Suns as they move on to the second half of the season. The full ValleyoftheSuns crew, including Michael Schwartz (who we assume is somewhere in California drinking Mai Tai’s with Alvin Gentry) takes a look […]

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