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Suns name Hunter interim head coach

PHOENIX, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Lindsey Hunter has been tapped as the interim head coach for the Phoenix Suns, the team announced Sunday.

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Gentry out as coach of Suns

Gentry out as coach of Suns

PHOENIX, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The Phoenix Suns announced Friday that Alvin Gentry is out as head coach after five seasons.

NBA: Phoenix 140, Oklahoma City 118

PHOENIX, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A career-best 41 points from Leandro Barbosa Friday night enabled the new-look Phoenix Suns to crush Oklahoma City 140-118.

NBA: Phoenix 140, LA Clippers 100

PHOENIX, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Alvin Gentry made his debut as an interim head coach Tuesday, directing the Phoenix Suns to a 140-100 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
NBA's Suns fire Porter

NBA's Suns fire Porter

PHOENIX, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The Phoenix Suns fired Coach Terry Porter and replaced him with assistant coach Alvin Gentry, the NBA team said Monday.
Report: Suns' Porter likely on his way out

Report: Suns' Porter likely on his way out

PHOENIX, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The Phoenix Suns will likely fire Coach Terry Porter and replace him on an interim basis with Alvin Gentry, The Arizona Republic reported Sunday.

Gentry named assistant by Hornets

NEW ORLEANS, June 30 (UPI) -- Alvin Gentry, who was fired as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers in March, Monday was named as an assistant to Tim Floyd with the New Orleans Hornets.

Gentry fired by Clippers

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Clippers, unable to improve with their youth movement, Monday fired Coach Alvin Gentry.
Alvin Gentry
Phoenix Suns head coach Alvin Gentry stands on the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center in Chicago on March 30, 2010. The Suns won 111-105. UPI/Brian Kersey

Alvin Gentry (born November 5, 1954) is an American professional basketball coach, and college basketball player, who has led four different NBA teams. He served as an interim coach for the Miami Heat at the end of the 1995 season, and later coached the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Clippers. He is currently the head coach for the Phoenix Suns.

He was born in Shelby, North Carolina, where he grew up, and attended Shelby High School. His first cousin is former NC State and NBA star David Thompson.

Gentry played college basketball at Appalachian State University under Press Maravich and Bobby Cremins. In 1978, he spent one year as a graduate assistant at the University of Colorado. He also was an assistant coach at Baylor University under Gene Iba, in 1980. Gentry served as an assistant at the University of Kansas under Larry Brown, where they won the 1988 NCAA National Championship. After one year, Gentry joined the University of Colorado staff.

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