Entries Tagged as 'Mike D’Antoni'

The collapse of a contender in 2,500 words or less

February 23rd, 2009 · 14 Comments

From the aftermath of Bowen’s cheap shot to Amare’s likely season-ending eye surgery, not much has gone right lately for a Suns team whose championship window appears to be all but shut.
The following is a timeline of moves and circumstances from the past 21 months that has taken the Suns from the verge of a title to the verge of the lottery.

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Amare Stoudemire · Boris Diaw · Jason Richardson · Mike D'Antoni · Phoenix Suns Analysis · San Antonio Spurs · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Kerr · Steve Nash · Terry Porter · Trades

Porter officially done, Gentry to bring back the fun

February 16th, 2009 · 8 Comments

It’s one thing to make a mistake, but it’s another thing to be man enough to admit that mistake. That’s what the Suns have done by firing Terry Porter and promoting assistant Alvin Gentry to interim head coach. “I hired Terry because I believed he would be able to provide the balance our team needed […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Mike D'Antoni · Phoenix Suns News · Terry Porter

Nash more than just a D’Antoni player

January 1st, 2009 · 16 Comments

Bill Simmons makes the point that Mike D’Antoni is “the Coors Field of coaches” and that Steve Nash is only “slightly better than Mark Price” but will go down as an all-time great because of D’Antoni. There’s no debating that Nash and D’Antoni were a perfect marriage, as Nash’s skills fit the Seven Seconds or […]

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Tags: Mike D'Antoni · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash

Suns 111, Knicks 103 – Denying D’Antoni

December 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I still miss Mike D’Antoni, but at least the Suns made sure he left town with a frown instead of that smug grin we all grew to know and love so much after the Suns won, 111-103. As expected, the game was played at about as quick of a pace as Phoenix has faced all […]

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Tags: Mike D'Antoni · New York Knicks · Phoenix Suns Recap · Rotation · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Nash

Game Thread: Knicks (11-12) at Suns (14-10)

December 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Suns 111, Knicks 103 Knicks at Suns Live Blog  When Mike D’Antoni and the New York Knicks come to town tonight it will be an awkward situation waiting to happen. Of course, D’Antoni was the mastermind behind the “Seven Seconds or Less” Suns of the last four years that averaged a 58-24 but never reached […]

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Tags: Mike D'Antoni · New York Knicks · Phoenix Suns Live Blog · Phoenix Suns Preview · Steve Kerr

Suns need to set Nash free

November 24th, 2008 · No Comments

When the rumors of a Shaq to the Suns trade first made the rounds last February, I posted on my buddy’s Facebook wall, “I GUARANTEE it doesn’t happen.” Shows how much I knew. But the reason I was so sure those crazy rumors were just rumors is because if there ever was a player who […]

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Tags: Mike D'Antoni · Offense · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Nash · Terry Porter