Report: Suns hire assistant coach Mike Longabardi
According to Baxter Holmes of Boston.com, veteran Boston Celtics "defensive coordinator" Mike Longabardi has accepted an offer to join Jeff Hornacek's staff in Phoenix.
Longabardi, who is the first assistant coach to leave Doc Rivers' staff this offseason, joined the Celtics organization before the 2007-2008 season.
During Longabardi's six seasons in Boston, the Celtics were a top-5 defensive team every year except 2012-13.
With the latest reported hiring, Hornacek's staff now features four assistant coaches (Mark West, Jerry Sichting, Kenny Gattison and Longabardi).
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- Channing Frye, Suns forward - Thursday April 17Channing discusses the Suns' completed season, and what he is looking forward to in the offseason.
- Lon Babby, Suns president of basketball operations - Thursday April 17Lon Babby reacts to the Suns' season and talks with the guys about the optimism surrounding the org