Word per azcentral.com is that the Suns and interim head coach Alvin Gentry are closing in on a new deal that will remove “interim” from Gentry’s job title. Looks like the appropriate move considering the Suns averaged 117.7 points per game in Gentry’s 31 games, including scoring over 130 points on 6 different occasions. So unless they blow up the entire roster over the summer, the team will still be somewhat fun to watch (I’m even thinking of investing in season tickets…really).
Basically though, I’m just relieved that Steve Kerr has opted not to attempt to go down another Terry Porter-like route. From the very beginning Porter was a bad hire. The Suns were a running team with a roster full of defensive liabilities. Square peg meet round hole. It was another in a long line of comical front-office missteps for the Suns since Bryan Colangelo was forced out of the GM’s role by Robert Sarver in February of 2006. To borrow a theory that Sgt. Zim crafted, Steve Kerr and Terry Porter, both Spurs players under Gregg Popovich, were sent to Phoenix to ruin the Suns once and for all. If I can find anything linking Robert Sarver to the Spurs I will officially call for a decree of shenanigans.
Fortunately, the Suns signed Porter to a three-year deal and still owe him $4.5 million dollars. Oh wait, that’s only fortunate if you’re a member of the Porter family. Doh. Damn you Steve Kerr and Robert Sarver, damn you.