Suns name Hunter interim head coach

Lindsey Hunter as waive guard for the Chicago BullsBy Travis Gordon–Former Jackson State University basketball star Lindsey Hunter has been named the Phoenix Suns new interim head coach. Hunter replaces Alvin Gentry, who agreed to step down last week. A two-time NBA champion with the Lakers and Pistons, Hunter was originally drafted by the Detroit with the 10th overall pick in 1993.

Before being named interim coach, Hunter served as the Suns Player Development Coordinator. The first chance for the former Tiger to sit in the first seat will be Wednesday against the Sacramento Kings. Lindsey should come well prepared for the task at hand, during his 17-season NBA career, he played for the likes of Phil Jackson, Larry Brown, George Karl and Doug Collins.