12:23 PM EDT, Thu July 28, 2016
Arizona Republic 17 hours ago
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 18 hours ago

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
Bright Side Of The Sun Jul 20, 2016

Suns will play two games in Mexico City next season

It's official. Pack your bags. It's official! Your Phoenix Suns are headed south of the border to play a pair of games in Mexico City next season. In a press conference Wednesday morning, Suns head coach Earl Watson was joined by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and team President Jason Rowley for the historic announcement. "We are extremely honored to be the 1st team to serve as a home team for these games." - Jason Rowley #SunsInMexico pic.twitter.com/j5mN3LNLF9 — Phoenix Suns (@Suns) July 20, 2016 "I'll be traveling to Mexico, because I never miss a chance to cheer on my Suns." -...
Arizona Republic Jul 20, 2016
Suns' Watson 'saddened' by hometown cop's death

Suns' Watson 'saddened' by hometown cop's death

Suns coach Earl Watson was profoundly affected by Tuesday's fatal shooting of a police officer in Kansas City, Kan.         
Bright Side Of The Sun Jul 19, 2016

Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson shares statement following shooting death of police officer

Watson was born in Kansas City, Kansas. A Kansas City, Kansas police officer was killed on Tuesday while pursuing suspects in a drive-by shooting. Captain Robert Melton is the 31st law enforcement officer to have been shot to death on duty in 2016, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page. Kansas City Mayor Mark Holland shared the following statement today. Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson, born and raised in Kansas City, offered these thoughts after the tragic news. Suns coach Earl Watson has strong words as he mourns loss of cop killed in his hometown of Kansas City, Kan., today....
Bright Side Of The Sun Jul 19, 2016

Press Conference: Suns Announce the Signing of Leandro Barbosa

The Brazilian Blur is back! But what does this mean for the Suns going forward? Good vibes were aplenty at Talking Stick Resort Arena today as the Phoenix Suns announced the return of fan favorite Leandro Barbosa on a two-year, $8 million deal. After a successful two-year stint with the all-worldly Golden State Warriors, Barbosa sought out a return to Phoenix under the premise of acting as a mentor to some of the younger talent that the front office has accumulated over the past couple of summers. Entering his 14th season in the league, Barbosa realizes that father time is nearing, and he...
Blazersedge Jul 16, 2016

Earl Watson Continues John Wooden's Legacy: Q&A with Bob Koss

Earl Watson is set to begin his first season as the Phoenix Suns' official head coach. Bob Koss, longtime friend of Watson's mentor John Wooden, offers his take on the ambitious UCLA guard. As tired eyes scanned the consolation games from media row at Las Vegas Summer League, shooting analyst Bob Koss had his trained on the talent, watching for mental miscues in the closing minutes of each quarter. The former UCLA man specializes in performance under pressure, and spent decades teaching young players the psychological ins and outs of making their shots. In his time at UCLA and beyond, Koss...
Bright Side Of The Sun Jul 15, 2016

2016 NBA Summer League: Cohesiveness key to Summer Suns success

These guys are getting along. Last season the Phoenix Suns were arguably the most dysfunctional franchise in the National Basketball Association. It's a culture that developed over several years where wins turned into losses, players left in ugly fashion, and those players did their best to go scorched earth on the front office on their way out. Phoenix bottomed out with 23 wins and a head coaching change. New head coach Earl Watson appears to be well liked by the players but certainly inherited a project. This Summer kicks off the new era of Suns basketball. You can feel the excitement...
Arizona Republic Jul 1, 2016
Phoenix Suns add Tyrone Corbin to coaching staff

Phoenix Suns add Tyrone Corbin to coaching staff

Tyrone Corbin, a former Suns player who coached Earl Watson in Utah, will join Phoenix as an assistant coach.         
Bright Side Of The Sun Jun 28, 2016

Phoenix Suns coach Watson talks fast pace, playing style changes with new hybrid fours

Phoenix Suns coach Earl Watson inherited a roster with almost no playmakers or shot creators last season. Now, he gets an injection of talent and versatility up and down the lineup to propel the Suns into a new era of basketball. After coach Earl Watson took over the injury-decimated Phoenix Suns in February, their number of possessions per game actually increased from 100 to 102 even while the shooting percentages plummeted to 28th in the league in the wake of losing all of their point guards at various times to injury. That's what happens when you're playing a career journeyman and a...

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