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Bright Side Of The Sun Aug 14, 2016

Suns’ Earl Watson bucks convention in tabbing two former head coaches for his staff

Triano and Corbin bring experience, potential challenges to Phoenix Suns coaching bench Earl Watson likes a good challenge. Years ago, when the current Phoenix Suns head coach was back at home in Kansas City, Kansas shortly after committing to UCLA, he received a phone call from a prominent college coach (he refused to say whom) who attempted to convince Watson to back out of his commitment to UCLA, telling him he would never play there with Baron Davis already at his position. “I stopped them immediately,” Watson told Bright Side of the Sun in an exclusive interview. “I said, ‘My...
Bright Side Of The Sun Aug 12, 2016

Brandon Knight deserves a clean slate from Suns fans

Brandon Knight doesn't need to be traded or benched; he needs a real shot to become the player the Suns thought he'd be when trading for him less than two years ago. Knight is one of the more controversial members on the current Suns squad. It started when the Suns acquired him at the trade deadline in 2015, on the same day they dealt Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas. The message was that he was a better, more valuable player than the two departed guards he replaced, and it hasn't worked out that way so far. IT, an all-star, and Dragic outperformed him in several key measures, and the team...
Bright Side Of The Sun Aug 10, 2016

Suns Watson on Price: “Ronnie knows when he’s ready to coach he has a spot here”

Suns coach Earl Watson sees a lot of himself in Ronnie Price, and is willing to give him a coaching job when Price is ready to retire. Ronnie Price might not be playing for the Phoenix Suns in 2016-17, but that doesn’t mean his future is Phoenix is over. “If Ronnie Price moves on, which it looks like he has or will,” Suns coach Earl Watson told Bright Side. “Ronnie knows when he’s ready to coach he has a spot here.” Watson and Price have had somewhat similar career tracks. Both point guards, Watson played for six teams in 13 years, while Price is moving onto his 7th team in 12...

The Phoenix Suns have two distinct teams, could go young or old with starting lineup

The Suns could go young, old or in-between with their starting lineup next year, but none of the options gets them a playoff spot. Coming into the 2016-17 season, the Phoenix Suns will be equipped to run in any direction they choose. They could try to fight for a playoff position with a veteran lineup, or they could boldly go young and let the wins and losses fall where they may. The front office, coaching staff and players are most certainly just as divided as the fans. Suns head coach Earl Watson has to balance the desires of his professional athletes and innate competitiveness to win...
Bright Side Of The Sun Jul 28, 2016

Phoenix Suns assistants talk about working for the second-youngest head coach in the NBA

Tyrone Corbin and Jay Triano will have new roles to adjust to in Phoenix. Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson is a young leader, directing a young team, but he has plenty of veteran leadership on the bench. Suns assistant Tyrone Corbin, speaking with Suns.com, talked about working under the 37 year-old Watson. "It's fun to coach for a guy you used to coach," Corbin said. "Earl knows how to relate to people. He makes them want to play the best they can." "It’s fun to coach for a guy you used to coach." - Tyrone Corbin on joining @Earl_Watson’s staff. #WeArePHX...
Arizona Republic Jul 27, 2016
Suns hire coaches with ties to Watson, Nash

Suns hire coaches with ties to Watson, Nash

The Suns hired Earl Watson's coaching staff with most assistants being tied to him and two having early Steve Nash ties.         
Bright Side Of The Sun Jul 27, 2016

Phoenix Suns name coaching staff for 2016-17 season

Meet the team that will join head coach Earl Watson on the bench this season. Watson's staff will include a former Sun, the first Canadian-born head coach in NBA history, the head coach of the Phoenix Summer League squad, Steve Nash's former teammate, and a veteran assistant coach of three PAC-12 schools. OFFICIAL: The Suns announce @Earl_Watson’s coaching staff. https://t.co/eL2h7k4qrz — Phoenix Suns (@Suns) July 27, 2016

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