April 19, 2016, 12:17 pm
The Suns and Earl Watson have agreed to a three-year deal for him to become their full-time head coach.
It’s an interesting hire because there are many more qualified names with much more experience. It will also be interesting to see if we learn what the dollar amount is on that hire. Watson had a mixed run at the end of the Suns’ tumultuous season, with several questionable coaching decisions but working in his favor the team did play better for some stretches. We know he liked playing Tyson Chandler and Alex Len together quite a bit and that’s just not going to work if the games matter, and he also favored playing certain veterans over developing younger players — all while in a tanking situation. Beyond that, he’ll have to navigate a rough ownership and front office situation.