Entries Tagged as 'Terry Porter'

Bringing back Gentry seems to be a no-brainer

April 22nd, 2009 · 6 Comments

PHOENIX – When rumors of a Terry Porter firing and ensuing Alvin Gentry promotion started making the rounds, I originally figured the Suns should just stick it out with Porter because how would Gentry be that much of an upgrade? Of course, I didn’t realize that Porter had lost this team to the point that just […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Terry Porter

Seven seconds or mess: A season in chaos

April 17th, 2009 · 4 Comments

PHOENIX – In a season of missed opportunities, bad luck and injuries, it would be easy to pick out any handful of games as the reason the Suns cleaned their lockers out on Thursday instead of beginning preparations for the playoffs. There was Roger Mason stealing Christmas, Danny Granger doing the same a few weeks […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Amare Stoudemire · Defense · Phoenix Suns News · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Kerr · Steve Nash · Terry Porter · Trades

Suns 126, 76ers 116 – Vets turn back the clock

March 19th, 2009 · No Comments

PHOENIX – Alvin Gentry’s offensive juggernaut continued to set records in Wednesday’s 126-116 victory over the 76ers after four Suns hit the 20-point mark for the second straight regulation game for the first time in team history. Overall the team scored 120 for the seventh time in Gentry’s 17 games after hitting that mark just […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Defense · Grant Hill · Jason Richardson · Offense · Philadelphia 76ers · Phoenix Suns Recap · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Nash · Terry Porter · Turnovers

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

A Big Cactus thrives, but leads to desert drought

February 16th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Suns fans should be celebrating Shaquille O’Neal winning co-MVP honors of their city’s All-Star Game with Kobe Bryant, an ending so scripted you’d think it came straight from an MTV reality show. Instead the lead story in this city centers around the dismissal of head coach Terry Porter in favor of assistant Alvin Gentry, a […]

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Tags: All-Star Weekend · Alvin Gentry · Amare Stoudemire · Phoenix Suns News · Shaquille O'Neal · Terry Porter · Trades