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OT: Alvin Gentry Parts ways with Phoenix

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OT: Alvin Gentry Parts ways with Phoenix 

Post#1 » by Thugger HBC » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:42 pm

Alvin Gentry is out as the head coach of the Phoenix Suns. The Suns and Gentry have agreed to part ways after four-plus years and a disappointing 13-28 start to the 2012-13 campaign, according to Jude LaCava of a FOX affiliate in Phoenix.


http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2013/1/18/3891072/alvin-gentry-fired-phoenix-suns-coach

Did not see this coming at all, quite surprised.
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Re: OT: Alvin Gentry Parts ways with Phoenix 

Post#2 » by mpharris36 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:44 pm

that team is a mess, i don't envy any coach that has to take over that flawwed roster. It's not like they have young developing pieces either.

Markieff Morris? and who?

that team is a got damn mess
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Re: OT: Alvin Gentry Parts ways with Phoenix 

Post#3 » by swisscheeseD » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:45 pm

Never really minded Gentry, but was never enthralled with him either. That franchise is in need of a change, can't say I'm surprised.
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Re: OT: Alvin Gentry Parts ways with Phoenix 

Post#4 » by MaseInYourFace » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:49 pm

He got a lot of hype after he took over from Dantoni but people should realize that's pretty normal in the NBA, a lot of coaches do well right after they get hired. IN the grand scheme the roster was flawed and he didn't really improve the team all that much...
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Re: OT: Alvin Gentry Parts ways with Phoenix 

Post#5 » by seren » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:51 pm

He is headed to Lakers as an assistant coach.
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Re: OT: Alvin Gentry Parts ways with Phoenix 

Post#6 » by Capn'O » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:53 pm

Just posted this in the "around" thread. I have no idea where they think this team should be this year. But in my view, it's around where they are. That team is terrible and imo they play pretty hard. Real head scratcher here.
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Re: OT: Alvin Gentry Parts ways with Phoenix 

Post#7 » by Capn'O » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:54 pm

seren wrote:He is headed to Lakers as an assistant coach.


Is that for real? Is MDA getting WoodSONNED again?
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Re: OT: Alvin Gentry Parts ways with Phoenix 

Post#8 » by seren » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:55 pm

Capn'O wrote:
seren wrote:He is headed to Lakers as an assistant coach.


Is that for real? Is MDA getting WoodSONNED again?


Nah. There were reports that MDA was interested to bring him in if Phoenix ever lets him go.
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Re: OT: Alvin Gentry Parts ways with Phoenix 

Post#9 » by Since89 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:58 pm

Took Phoenix to the WCF

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Re: OT: Alvin Gentry Parts ways with Phoenix 

Post#10 » by Phish Tank » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:59 pm

D'Antoni wanted him here in NY as an assistant when he got hired in 2008, but he rejected the offer. Luckily, for him, he was able to get the Phoenix job shortly after.
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Re: OT: Alvin Gentry Parts ways with Phoenix 

Post#11 » by swisscheeseD » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:12 pm

Capn'O wrote:Just posted this in the "around" thread. I have no idea where they think this team should be this year. But in my view, it's around where they are. That team is terrible and imo they play pretty hard. Real head scratcher here.


Head-scratcher?

It was probably mutual. I'm sure Gentry was THRILLED that he would be able to coach the great Micheal Beasley, after Nash and Grant Hill had already bolted to L.A. And I don't know how he couldn't LOVE working for a guy like Sarver.

The team is looking to develop its young talent, yet trades RLopez when his value is at an all-time low, keeps guys like Gortat when his value was at its peak, and adds older guys like Scola/JO'neal/Telfair that take up a good chunk of playing time.

This isn't Gentry's fault here...but he was no world-beater either. This team needs an overhaul, and this was PHASE 1.
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Re: OT: Alvin Gentry Parts ways with Phoenix 

Post#12 » by Rasho Brezec » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:17 pm

They need to get rid of Telfair, Brown, Beasley and Gortat. Just have a firesale and let whoever remains play.
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Re: OT: Alvin Gentry Parts ways with Phoenix 

Post#13 » by seren » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:20 pm

They have an incompetent GM who used to be a player agent and signed/traded for his previous clients. Gentry is a victim of the situation but I don't think he minded this at all.
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Re: OT: Alvin Gentry Parts ways with Phoenix 

Post#14 » by frogfood » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:28 pm

seren wrote:They have an incompetent GM who used to be a player agent and signed/traded for his previous clients. Gentry is a victim of the situation but I don't think he minded this at all.


Yea, that was ridiculous.
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Re: OT: Alvin Gentry Parts ways with Phoenix 

Post#15 » by Capn'O » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:28 pm

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Capn'O wrote:Just posted this in the "around" thread. I have no idea where they think this team should be this year. But in my view, it's around where they are. That team is terrible and imo they play pretty hard. Real head scratcher here.


Head-scratcher?

It was probably mutual. I'm sure Gentry was THRILLED that he would be able to coach the great Micheal Beasley, after Nash and Grant Hill had already bolted to L.A. And I don't know how he couldn't LOVE working for a guy like Sarver.

The team is looking to develop its young talent, yet trades RLopez when his value is at an all-time low, keeps guys like Gortat when his value was at its peak, and adds older guys like Scola/JO'neal/Telfair that take up a good chunk of playing time.

This isn't Gentry's fault here...but he was no world-beater either. This team needs an overhaul, and this was PHASE 1.


Well, I full well understand why Gentry would want to leave THEM. But I thought he was a solid head coach. Maybe they want somebody with more of a track record with young talent? But who would that be? I would have kept on a guy who is more or less doing a solid job.
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Re: OT: Alvin Gentry Parts ways with Phoenix 

Post#16 » by The_Special_One » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:30 pm

They should have fired that stupid GM instead.
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Re: OT: Alvin Gentry Parts ways with Phoenix 

Post#17 » by swisscheeseD » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:45 pm

This team SCREAMS Scott Skiles...a bunch of young punks that he gets to sink his teeth into. He and Sarver would be a match made in heaven!
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Re: OT: Alvin Gentry Parts ways with Phoenix 

Post#18 » by echelonNYK » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:50 pm



Alvin Gentry's gonna hit the fried avocado hard tonight.
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Re: OT: Alvin Gentry Parts ways with Phoenix 

Post#19 » by KnickSon75 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:52 pm

Alvin Gentry kinda looks like Pops off the Wayans Bros...


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Re: OT: Alvin Gentry Parts ways with Phoenix 

Post#20 » by BourneNYKFan » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:22 pm

Rasho Brezec wrote:They need to get rid of Telfair, Brown, Beasley and Gortat. Just have a firesale and let whoever remains play.


Yeah, what established Coach would want to coach those guys. Wonder if Channing Frye is still with the Suns?
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