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Post#1 Elston Turner to possibly join Bucks?
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:00 am by Garbs_7

Found this on the Suns Board which mentions current Phoenix Suns asst. Elston Turner has an "in" with the Bucks and may be leaving the Suns. Can anyone give some info on him? I guess we are an assistant down with Boylan stepping up.

http://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2013/ ... in-the-air

Goodbye Thunder Dan?

From the looks of practice it looks like Dan Majerle and lead assistant Elston Turner took the news of Hunter becoming the head coach the hardest. Neither were participants in the practice and Majerle was not in the building. As an outsider looking in the coaching staff will likely be filled with Igor Kokoslov, Corey Gaines, and Noel Gillespie for the remainder of the season.

Hunter on his staff, "It is still up in the air. Right now I am not at liberty to speak about it."

Turner has an "in" with the Milwaukee Bucks so keep an eye on that if he officially leaves and Majerle has his restaurants if he decides to hang-up the whistle for the time being. That will be a shock to the fans of the valley as Majerle is embedded with the community.
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Post#2 Re: Elston Turner to possibly join Bucks?
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:26 am by VooDoo7

Maybe he can bring Majerle with him. We could use his outside stroke.
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Post#3 Re: Elston Turner to possibly join Bucks?
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:19 am by Garbs_7

Just grabbed this of Wiki, sorry if it's too big. Seems he has been around a fair bit and overlooked for a fair few head coaching gigs but a lot of experience none the less.

I can always appreciate adding some more experience to the coaching staff,


Turner later moved to the NBA, with the Sacramento Kings (six years) and the Portland Trail Blazers (four). In 2007, he rejoined Rick Adelman's staff at the Houston Rockets.

In May 2008, Turner was interviewed twice for the Phoenix Suns' head coaching position which had become vacant after Mike D'Antoni left. Ultimately, he was not hired.

In July 2009, Turner was interviewed for the vacant Minnesota Timberwolves head coaching position. Turner, along with Mark Jackson and Los Angeles Lakers assistant Kurt Rambis, was one of three finalists vying for the job, but Rambis was the Wolves' ultimate choice.

In May 2010, Turner was interviewed for both the Philadelphia 76ers' and the Chicago Bulls' vacant head coaching positions. They were eventually taken by Doug Collins and Tom Thibodeau, respectively. In June 2010, Turner was granted permission by the Rockets to talk to the L.A. Clippers about its vacant head coaching job.

In July 2011, Turner was interviewed for a defensive coordinator position for the Phoenix Suns along with the Milwaukee Bucks' coordinator Jim Boylan, the San Antonio Spurs' coordinator Don Newman, and current Golden State Warriors' coordinator Pete Myers. Turner signed a two-year contract, becoming the fifth assistant head coach for the Suns along with Bill Cartwright, Dan Majerle, Igor Kokoškov, and Noel Gillespie.

In July 2012, Turner was interviewed for the Portland Trail Blazers' vacant head coach position. He was one of the final four candidates, competing against Terry Stotts, Steve Clifford, and then-interim coach Kaleb Canales. Ultimately, he was not hired for the position.
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Post#4 Re: Elston Turner to possibly join Bucks?
Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:37 pm by RandyBreuer

Majerle passed on for Jeff Grayer in 88....still almost cry everytime Majerle is mentioned
Mail it in for Mudiay
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