Yet Turner has remained a hot potential coaching candidate as each organization ultimately decided to go in another direction.I'm certainly not happy that he was not even interviewed by the Knicks. He absolutely would have been my top candidate.?
He?s still not a head coach, but Turner will embark on a new challenge next season as he will be hired to be the Suns? de facto defensive coordinator, a position that has not been formally held by any coach in recent years. The Suns will not need to make a corresponding coaching move as they never filled Alvin Gentry?s open assistant position when he was promoted to the head job.
Turner, who will receive a two-year deal, figures to be a good fit being that he brings a defensive mind-set along with the experience of coaching offensive-oriented teams. He has spent the past 10 seasons with Rick Adelman (the last four in Houston and the previous six in Sacramento) after working as a Portland assistant for four years.
Knicks Suns Hire Elston Turner
Via Arizona Republic