HoopsHype Lindsey Hunter rumors

April 5, 2014 Updates

As today's news was breaking, I was told by a Warriors source that circumstances of Erman's dismissal are "very, very unfortunate" and made it sound like an isolated incident, but the source also didn't argue that everything that happens now is against the backdrop of a lot of coach/management tension. Everything is part of the larger story, and it all points to this: The Warriors are not going into the playoffs at full strength and Jackson's tenure will be judged largely based on the team's perceived success or failure in these playoffs. After the Erman firing, the Warriors are down to three holdover assistants -- Pete Myers, Lindsey Hunter, Ernie DeGregorio -- and now development assistant Joe Boylan presumably will move into an official assistant role. (Boylan did the halftime TV interview last night, a virtual kiss of death lately for Jackson assistants.) Contra Costa Times

September 18, 2013 Updates

The Golden State Warriors have hired Lindsey Hunter as an assistant coach on Head Coach Mark Jackson’s staff, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not announced. Hunter comes to the Warriors after completing the 2012-13 campaign as the interim head coach of the Phoenix Suns, where he compiled a 12-29 record at the helm. Prior to being elevated to interim head coach, Hunter served as the Suns’ player development coordinator, having originally joined the team’s scouting department in 2012. NBA.com

September 13, 2013 Updates

Ric Bucher: Terms are not finalized, but Lindsey Hunter will be part of Warriors' coaching staff this season, per source. Very nice add for the Dubs. Twitter @RicBucher

September 3, 2013 Updates
July 8, 2013 Updates

Lindsey Hunter, who coached the Phoenix Suns last season, is being strongly considered by Golden State coach Mark Jackson, sources said. Jackson lost his top assistant Michael Malone, who was hired as head coach of Sacramento. Pete Myers is expected to become the top assistant if the Warriors promote from within. Contra Costa Times

May 22, 2013 Updates
May 15, 2013 Updates

Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough met with interim coach Lindsey Hunter to discuss the franchise's head-coaching job on Wednesday, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. McDonough and Hunter met in Chicago, where McDonough had arrived with the Suns' front-office staff for the NBA draft combine. Yahoo! Sports

May 11, 2013 Updates

The list of known candidates for the Pistons' coaching vacancy, currently at four, appears poised to swell to five. Sources say that Knicks assistant coach Darrell Walker will soon get an interview for the position vacated by Lawrence Frank. The Pistons have already interviewed the available Nate McMillan, Suns interim coach Lindsey Hunter, Spurs assistant coach Mike Budenholzer and Rockets assistant J.B. Bickerstaff. ESPN.com

May 6, 2013 Updates

So far, the Sixers plan to interview Malone and Jazz assistant Jeff Hornacek for the job vacated when Doug Collins stepped down and moved into an advisory role after the season. The organization also has shown interest in Budenholzer, who has interviewed for the Pistons opening, as did former Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan and Suns interim coach Lindsey Hunter. CBSSports.com

The candidates known to have received interviews are former SuperSonics and Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan, Phoenix Suns interim coach Lindsey Hunter and San San Antonio Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer. The source added that, if Dumars thinks it would be productive, Jackson would participate in some of the candidate interviews this week. Detroit Free Press

April 30, 2013 Updates
April 26, 2013 Updates

Suns interim coach and full-time candidate Lindsey Hunter will be interviewed by the Detroit Pistons for their head- coaching position. With the Suns’ coaching decision on hold while they select a new general manager, the Pistons asked for permission to interview Hunter, who has returned to his family home in Detroit. “It’s just an interview, like any other,” said Hunter, who was interviewed for Orlando’s head-coaching job last summer. “They (the Pistons) have a coaching opening and I was fortunate that they’d consider me. Hopefully, I’ll continue to gain interest from other people.” Arizona Republic

April 25, 2013 Updates

With the Suns’ head coach decision on hold while they select a new general manager, the Pistons asked for permission to interview Hunter, who has returned to his family home in Detroit. “It’s just an interview, like any other,” said Hunter, who was interviewed for Orlando’s head coaching job last summer. “They (the Pistons) have a coaching opening and I was fortunate that they’d consider me. Hopefully, I’ll continue to gain interest from other people.” Arizona Republic

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Hunter is someone the Pistons could possibly consider. He enjoys a great relationship with president of basketball Joe Dumars and is well regarded by the organization. Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer also could be a possibility for the Pistons. Detroit Free Press

Ken Berger: Decision on Suns interim coach Lindsey Hunter won't come this week, source says. Search likely to open up once new GM in is in place. Twitter @KBergCBS

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