Joe Prunty Rumors
In addition to quickly learning the system of head coach Joe Prunty, Mathias is absorbing knowledge from NBA veterans Isaiah Thomas and Joe Johnson, two other guards on the U.S. roster, as he looks to improve his stock. “It’s been great,” Mathias said. “They’re veterans. They’ve been around. They’ve won a lot of big games. They’ve had great careers in the NBA. To be able to pick their brains and point out some things that they see on the floor, it’s huge.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Longtime NBA guard Isaiah Thomas has committed to play for Team USA in the AmericaCup qualifying tournament Feb. 19-20 in San Juan, sources tell ESPN. Joe Prunty will be the USA coach.
John Gambadoro: In talking with players the one thing was that they all liked Igor but never felt like he was in charge. The felt like Joe Prunty the assistant coach was more in charge than Igor.
Gina Mizell: #Suns assistant Joe Prunty, who was the Bucks’ interim coach after Jason Kidd was fired last season, has already received lots of warm greetings during pregame warmups. Coach Igor Kokoskov joked: “That surprises me. Nobody likes that guy. Bad coach and terrible human being.”
Gerald Bourguet: #Suns officially announce Igor Kokoskov’s coaching staff: Joe Prunty (asst.) Corliss Williamson (asst.) Jamelle McMillan (asst.) Jason Staudt (asst.) Cody Toppert (director player dev.) Devin Smith (player dev.)