Jay Triano Rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Phoenix Suns associate head coach Jay Triano will take over as interim coach, league sources tell ESPN. Suns play Kings on Monday night.
After three consecutive blowout losses to start the season, the Phoenix Suns fired coach Earl Watson on Sunday, league sources told ESPN. Associate head coach Jay Triano is expected to become the interim head coach, league sources said.
That’s why when the Phoenix Suns announced Watson’s coaching staff for the 2016-17 season — Jay Triano, Tyrone Corbin, Nate Bjorkgren, Jason Fraser, Marlon Garnett, and Scott Duncan — it should not have come as much surprise that included on that list were two former NBA head coaches. “My first recruit (in free agency) was not…a player. It was my staff,” Watson said. “Those were my biggest recruits were putting my staff together, bringing teachers in who had a unique ability to not only relate but to create and innovate something new.”