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    Suns Fire Alvin Gentry

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/88...h-alvin-gentry

    No interim coach has been named yet. I personally think they should have waited until the end of the season. I don't think anyone is going to do much with that roster this year.

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    who can the Jazz steal from them? Either Williams for Dragic?

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    I think this is stupid. They gave him a crap team. What did they expect? Their record is more a relection of their GM than their coach in my opinion.
    #BelieveInLindsey #BelieveInSnyder

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoked View Post
    I think this is stupid. They gave him a crap team. What did they expect? Their record is more a relection of their GM than their coach in my opinion.
    Often times the coach gets more credit and likewise more blame than they ever deserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightmare3983 View Post
    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/88...h-alvin-gentry

    No interim coach has been named yet. I personally think they should have waited until the end of the season. I don't think anyone is going to do much with that roster this year.
    LOL.. but that's exactly what they want to do my friend.

    It's the GSW model.

    1. Fire the coach.
    2. Trade Gortat for young players + picks
    3. Tank... HARD!
    4. Decent draft picks
    5. Rebuild with the young core
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotttnickkk View Post
    LOL.. but that's exactly what they want to do my friend.

    It's the GSW model.

    1. Fire the coach.
    2. Trade Gortat for young players + picks
    3. Tank... HARD!
    4. Decent draft picks
    5. Rebuild with the young core
    6. Play Michael Beasley more

    amended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotttnickkk View Post
    LOL.. but that's exactly what they want to do my friend.

    It's the GSW model.

    1. Fire the coach.
    2. Trade Gortat for young players + picks
    3. Tank... HARD!
    4. Decent draft picks
    5. Rebuild with the young core
    Right, they're built for the lottery. I just don't see what they have to gain by having someone else take over halfway through the season. Although rumor has it they're handing the reins to the guy they want, Lindsey Hunter. Maybe they're just letting him get some experience since Gentry wouldn't have been back next year anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightmare3983 View Post
    Right, they're built for the lottery. I just don't see what they have to gain by having someone else take over halfway through the season. Although rumor has it they're handing the reins to the guy they want, Lindsey Hunter. Maybe they're just letting him get some experience since Gentry wouldn't have been back next year anyway.
    No, I don't think they were built for the lottery at the start of the season. In fact they haven't been playing the lottery game, and their philosophy (since they've hired Lon Babby) has been to try and lure free agents (instead of get new players through the draft) while staying competitive.

    This season though things came undone when it was announced that Channing Frye would be out for the season. I think they're still confident that they can be competitive, but it hasn't turned out that way. Gentry isn't the reason they're struggling (it's not enough decent players, and not having Frye to stretch the floor seems to have hurt them a lot).

    So the fact that they've fired Gentry tells me that may be they want to try and play the lottery game because I don't think Gentry would allow the team to tank the way Mark Jackson did for the GSW tankers last year. I wouldn't be surprised if they start trading Gortat, etc, and really blow it up.
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