Jay Triano Rumors
Jay Triano, most recently the interim coach of the Phoenix Suns, is a candidate to be on new Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego’s staff, an NBA source confirmed. It’s common for first-time head coaches in the NBA to hire former head coaches as a resource. Former Hornets coach Steve Clifford had Bob Weiss on his staff in that role for several seasons, and when Weiss took a job with the Denver Nuggets, Clifford hired former head coach Eddie Jordan.
Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: Phoenix has removed Jay Triano from consideration for its head coaching position. Triano served as the interim coach. Assistant coach Ty Corbin has been relieved of his duties.
The Suns reportedly have conducted or will conduct interviews with several other candidates, including interim coach Jay Triano, former Memphis coach David Fizdale, Utah assistant Igor Koskoskov, former Charlotte coach Steve Clifford, former Orlando and Indiana coach Frank Vogel, former Houston coach Kevin McHale, former Cleveland coach David Blatt and San Antonio assistant James Borrego.