Tyrone Corbin Rumors
New Knicks point guard Trey Burke, back in Utah where he was a celebrated 2013 lottery pick who didn’t pan out, said the Jazz drafting Dante Exum before his second NBA season ruined his psyche. Back at the arena in which he played his first three seasons, Burke reflected on his years in Utah. “Young Trey Burke was not all the way focused on basketball,’’ Burke said before the Knicks beat the Jazz 117-115. “Distractions going on in my life as a young player. “At the same time, I do feel I did a great job my rookie season. Second year, they drafted another point guard [Exum] — which kind of messed with my mind. It played with me a little bit. That’s where it went wrong. My rookie season the coach [Tyrone Corbin] gets fired. Going into the second year, it’s a whole new coaching staff to get used to. Sometimes it don’t work out.’’
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.”
Marc Stein: Assistant Coach Buzz: Sources say Mike Brown and Ty Corbin have emerged as two leading names for top assistant in Golden State next season.