Kevin McHale Rumors
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.
The other report, from Marc Stein of The New York Times, speculated on Prunty’s position as head coach following this season and mentioned that, according to league sources, Jeff Van Gundy and Kevin McHale are already on the Bucks’ list of candidates. Horst wanted to make it clear that neither one of those reports were true and called into WSSP to say as much.
“Yesterday I saw a couple things came out about our team,” Horst said on the radio. “Rumors are part of this business and I think there are always people who are way on the outside that desperately want a voice and some attention and want to kind of make a name for themselves and have an opinion on stuff and make comments, but when guys are continuously wrong and kind of make egregious statements that are negative and kind of affect our players or our coach, I feel like I have a responsibility to stick up for those guys and stick up for the organization.”
Current TV analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Kevin McHale, league sources say, are among the marquee names that can already be found on the Bucks’ list of candidates. The former New Orleans coach Monty Williams and Fizdale have also been mentioned as likely candidates — and word is that even former Louisville coach Rick Pitino could get an exploratory look here.