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  • Suns coach Lindsey Hunter in good company at 2-0

    The Phoenix Suns are off to a hot start under interim head coach Lindsey Hunter after back-to-back wins over the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Clippers. The 2-0 start should turn criticism into optimism if history proves anything. Out of the Suns 15 previous head coaches, only three have started 2-0 or better. Back in […]
  • ESPN Insider on good draft fits for Phoenix Suns

    The Phoenix Suns may be riding a two-game win streak at the moment, but chances are good they’re still heading for the NBA’s draft lottery for the third consecutive year. And at 15-28, it appears they may be one of the first teams on the clock, meaning they’ll have a good selection of players to […]
  • Suns’ Jermaine O’Neal out with irregular heartbeat

    The Phoenix Suns have been without the services of veteran center Jermaine O’Neal for the last two games, and there had been some uncertainty as to just why that was. Earlier this week, news spread of a heated argument between O’Neal and Suns general manager Lance Blanks. O’Neal took to Twitter to refute some of […]
  • Suns Strokes: Phoenix shocks the Clippers without Chris Paul

    Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a basketball game. So, we will give you Suns Strokes, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the Suns’ 93-88 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on January 24. The […]
  • Elston Turner ‘highly upset’ not chosen Suns interim head coach

    With previous stops in Portland, Sacramento and Houston, Elston Turner landed in Phoenix prior to the 2011-12 season with 14 years of NBA coaching experience. Yet, when the Suns decided to fire head coach Alvin Gentry a week ago, the organization turned to player development coordinator Lindsey Hunter to lead the team through the final […]
  • Suns, assistant Elston Turner part ways

    According to reports that have been confirmed by Arizona Sports’ Craig Grialou, lead assistant Elston Turner and the Phoenix Suns have mutually agreed to part ways. Turner was in his second season as a Suns assistant, and was considered for the interim head coaching job when Alvin Gentry was let go last week. Instead, that […]
  • Suns Strokes: Suns win first game under interim coach Lindsey Hunter

    Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a basketball game. So, we will give you Suns Strokes, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the Suns’ 106-96 win over the Kings on January 23. The Good: The […]
  • Dan Majerle spouts off on being passed over for Suns head coaching position

    The smoke has cleared, Alvin Gentry is gone and Lindsey Hunter is the interim head coach of the Phoenix Suns. A 17-year NBA veteran with no coaching experience, Hunter will get a 41-game audition for the rest of what’s been a forgettable season for the team. That doesn’t sit well with many people, including former […]
  • Suns GM Blanks: Expectations for team have changed

    When the 2012-13 season began, the Phoenix Suns had a set of expectations. “Coming into the season we were hoping that our young players could begin to develop,” general manager Lance Blanks told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Wednesday. Blanks, who touched on a variety of topics, mentioned Kendall Marshall, Michael Beasley, Markieff Morris […]
  • Suns GM Blanks stands by decision to make Lindsey Hunter the coach

    Phoenix Suns general manager Lance Blanks said he settled on Lindsey Hunter as the choice to replace Alvin Gentry after conducting a short — but exhaustive — search. The team parted with Gentry on January 18 and named Hunter the interim coach on January 20, with neither move being popular among most people. However, Blanks […]
  • Suns’ Lindsey Hunter denies undermining Alvin Gentry

    Since the Phoenix Suns fired head coach Alvin Gentry last Friday, there have been rumblings that Lindsey Hunter, a player development coordinator who landed the interim head coaching job, had been undermining Gentry’s coaching for a good portion of the season. More specifically, the point that Hunter would bark out instructions during games even though […]
  • Suns owner Robert Sarver stands with his front office

    Three years ago, the Phoenix Suns were in the Western Conference Finals. Led by Alvin Gentry, a team featuring Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire, Jason Richardson and Grant Hill won 54 regular season games and two playoff series before bowing out to the eventual champion L.A. Lakers in six games. Shortly thereafter the Suns saw general […]
  • Robert Sarver evaluates Phoenix Suns GM Lance Blanks

    Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver did a wide-ranging interview with Burns and Gambo on Arizona Sports 620 Wednesday and answered many tough questions about a season that has seen his team go 13-28 (last in the Western Conference) and his head coach, Alvin Gentry, fired. Many Suns fans are questioning the plan for rebuilding the […]
  • Suns owner Sarver disagrees with idea that Suns fans are upset

    The Phoenix Suns are 13-28 at the midway point in the season. They’re residing in the Western Conference’s basement, and are much closer to being the worst team in basketball than a playoff team. Their attendance is down for the third consecutive year, and with what’s happened around the team lately, there would seem to […]
  • Forbes: Phoenix Suns are NBA’s 13th-most valuable team

    As far as NBA teams go, the Phoenix Suns are about middle of the pack when it comes to franchise value. According to Forbes, the Suns are the 13th-most valuable franchise in the league. The New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls make up the top three, while the Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Bobcats […]
  • Change needed to make experience worth it for Suns fans

    The Phoenix Suns and their upper management are currently the most highly scrutinized of any team/management combination in professional sports. The moves that are being executed by the team seem erratic and most certainly lack any resemblance of a legitimate direction. However, despite all of the harsh media scrutiny, the most appalling aspect of team […]
  • Jermaine O’Neal takes to Twitter to clear up reported confrontation

    Jermaine O’Neal’s time in the Valley had been rather peaceful until Tuesday afternoon. Despite the Suns’ 13-28 start, the 34-year-old center — who signed a one-year deal this past summer — had seemingly been a model citizen (6.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per game) both on the court and in the locker room this season. […]
  • Jared Dudley: ‘Everyone was kind of taken aback’ by coaching changes

    After coming to the Phoenix Suns in December 2008, Jared Dudley saw his career take off under the direction of former head coach Alvin Gentry. But while the organization’s decision to part ways with Gentry Friday hit the fifth-year veteran hard, Dudley admits that he hasn’t been very vocal regarding the ongoing coaching drama. Be […]
  • ESPN analyst: ‘I couldn’t speak more highly of a person than Alvin Gentry’

    Jeff Van Gundy hasn’t coached in the NBA since 2007, but he believes he knows a good coach when he sees one. While the ESPN analyst never worked with Alvin Gentry during his 18-year career as an assistant and head coach with the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets, Van Gundy said unequivocally that Phoenix […]
  • Lindsey Hunter’s task a challenging one with Suns

    From the moment Lindsey Hunter stepped foot on the US Airways Center practice court as interim head coach, his directive was clear. “He’s all about defense first,” PJ Tucker said. “That’s what I want,” Hunter said of trying to create the identity of a defensive-minded team. “That’s what we’re going to work towards being. I […]

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