Suns fire Coach Johnson

Suns fire Coach Johnson

Postby JSM on Wed Dec 10, 2003 2:30 pm

Well, another coach is now without a job.
Sportsline: Frank Johnson was fired as coach of the Phoenix Suns after an 8-13 start to the season.

The Suns said they would have a news conference but did not say why. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the AP an interim coach would be announced Wednesday but would not reveal his name.
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Postby JSM on Wed Dec 10, 2003 2:36 pm

Just found out who their new head coach would be, and it is Mike D’Antoni.
Suns.com: The Phoenix Suns today dismissed Frank Johnson from his position of head coach and elevated assistant coach Mike D’Antoni to head coach effective immediately.

D’Antoni, a 30-year professional basketball veteran as a player, coach, front office executive and scout in the NBA, ABA and the Italian League, joined the Suns staff on June 25, 2002 as the top assistant coach.

This is the second NBA head coaching stint for D’Antoni, who served as head coach for the Denver Nuggets in the NBA shortened lockout season in 1998-99 (14-36) and was the club’s director of player personnel in 1997-98. He was also on the bench as an assistant for Portland in the 2000-01 season and was a scout for San Antonio during the 1999-00 campaign.

Prior to joining the Suns, he coached Bennetton Treviso of the Italian League and led club to the Italian League championship after a 28-8 season.
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Postby LakersGyrl2003 on Wed Dec 10, 2003 3:41 pm

Whoa.... I guess firing coaches are the answers to bad starts, eh? :man3:
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Postby FabFourLakers on Wed Dec 10, 2003 4:21 pm

suns are stupid

the reason why they are losing is cuz they're playin without key players like amare and cabarkapa...i mean tha suns started like this last season...or a couple of seasons ago...they need to stick to one coach...this wont help them at all...they willl only go downhill from here
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Postby Kobe834 on Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:25 pm

aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh, fu*K! teams these days cant stick wit their coach, just because they losin a little. Damn! Last year they did good. It's early in the year. Ya don't see San Antonio firin Pop cuz they havin a bad first 20 games.
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Postby BDG on Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:31 pm

Dumb move by the Suns, unless they have someone else better already waiting to be signed as coach.

Exactly-- the reason they're losing is becuase there's no Amare!!
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Postby JSM on Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:40 pm

the rumors is, they are interesting in Doug Collins
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Postby BDG on Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:37 pm

Great, now I won't have to hear him hating on the Lakers when he commentates.
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