Entries Tagged as 'Alvin Gentry'

Goran Dragic returns home to familiar mentor in Alvin Gentry

July 19th, 2012 · 18 Comments

PHOENIX — When Goran Dragic visited the Suns as a free agent on July 4, the team’s front office sold him on something that had always been there. Phoenix was his home, and home was where he could find his family, specifically head coach Alvin Gentry. Officially introduced on Thursday afternoon as the successor to […]

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Phoenix Suns notes: Historically healthy (until now), Gentry on Lopez foul and Nash MVP case

April 22nd, 2012 · 11 Comments

PHOENIX — Suns head athletic trainer Aaron Nelson would be the first to tell you that luck has played a role in the Phoenix Suns’ unprecedentedly healthy 2011-12 season. As he said in my recent feature on the innovative methods the Suns’ training staff utilizes, the Suns do all they can to eliminate preventable injuries […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Robin Lopez · Steve Nash

Phoenix Suns pregame notes: Alvin Gentry talks Ricky Rubio, Peyton Manning and NCAA Tournament

March 12th, 2012 · No Comments

PHOENIX — With the Phoenix Suns set to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7 p.m. MST in US Airways Center, head coach Alvin Gentry weighed in on Ricky Rubio’s injury, the recent play of Jared Dudley and Robin Lopez, his NCAA Tournament favorite, and Peyton Manning’s basketball skills. A look at Minnesota without Rubio  […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Jared Dudley · Minnesota Timberwolves · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Robin Lopez

Golden State Warriors 106, Phoenix Suns 104 — Another letdown

February 23rd, 2012 · 16 Comments

PHOENIX — Entering tonight’s game the Phoenix Suns seemed positioned for a run out of the West’s dungeon, at least so much as that can be the case for a squad sitting in 13th in its conference five games under .500. After all, Phoenix had just followed perhaps its best win of the season Sunday […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Golden State Warriors · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Toronto Raptors 99, Phoenix Suns 96 — Road trip hangover

January 25th, 2012 · 49 Comments

PHOENIX — Much has changed about the Phoenix Suns since Steve Nash signed as a free agent before the 2004-05 season yet one constant had remained: the Suns always beat the Toronto Raptors. Not anymore. The Suns’ longest active winning streak over a single opponent was snapped Tuesday night in Toronto’s 99-96 victory after the […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Robin Lopez · Steve Nash · Toronto Raptors

Level-headed Suns not putting too much stake in blowouts

January 9th, 2012 · 14 Comments

PHOENIX — After the Phoenix Suns started off the season losing three of their first four games, there wasn’t a whole lot of panic coming out of the locker room. Even the shortened season is a long one they said, and the team followed up a 1-3 start in December with a 3-1 record in […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Phoenix Suns · Steve Nash