Thursday, April 11, 2013
Hunter's fate could be sealed
By Nick Borges
Lots of speculation this week regarding Lindsey Hunter's fate as the Phoenix Suns head coach after president of basketball operations Lon Babby signed a two-year extension. Some think Hunter will get the job on a permanent basis, but others, including John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 620 think the Suns will likely have a new head coach starting next season.
Gambadoro writes: "It has everything to do with what players are saying. Michael Beasley started it off by saying he doesn't listen to anyone anymore, including his coaches. Now anything Beasley says, you take with a grain of salt. Nonetheless, when your $18 million project says he is tuning out the coaching, it's not good. But more importantly, it's what Luis Scola said that makes it perfectly clear that change is needed. ... Now Beasley is one thing, but Scola is one of the most respected players in the game. And if he is saying the Suns don't know how to play basketball then they don't know how to play basketball."
Babby said a decision regarding Hunter will be made soon after the season concludes next week.