Suns interim coach is Lindsey Hunter
Friday morning, Alvin Gentry and the Phoenix Suns part ways. Sunday morning, the Suns bring on Lindsey Hunter as new interim coach.
Hunter only retired as a player in 2010. He was in the game for 17 years. He played mostly with the Detroit Pistons. He won two championship rings, one with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2002 and another with the Pistons in 2004. His career stats are 8.5 points and 2.7 assists in 937 games, according to the Hang Time Blog. With that said, he does not have much coaching experience.
Valley of the Suns reports that expectations are not high. The Suns are hoping that Hunter can help develop players like Kendall Marshall, Markieff Morris, Michael Beasley and Wesley Johnson.
While Hunter is getting ready to take on coaching, Alvin Gentry appears to be looking for hobbies. Gentry tweeted Sunday morning that he was bored and needed some hobbies to fill his days.
ok i’m already bored!!!Need some suggestions as to what to do tofill the day.Lets hear some good ones
— Alvin Gentry (@AlvinGentry) January 20, 2013
The Suns may have chosen an interim coach but leaves open the question of who the new head coach will be.