Suns name Lindsey Hunter interim coach
JAN 20, 2013 10:26a ET
It was believed that the Suns' choice would be Hunter or top assistant coach Elston Turner, with assistant Dan Majerle also a possibility.
The 42-year-old Hunter joined the Suns’ scouting department in 2012 and this season was tasked with working with the team's younger players as the coordinator of the organization’s newly formed player development department. He served in a similar post with the Bulls for two years after his retirement in 2009-10.
A 17-year NBA veteran as a player, Hunter played with the Pistons (1993-00, 2003-08), Bucks (2000-01), Lakers (2001-02), Raptors (2002-03) and Bulls (2008-10). A two-time NBA champion with Los Angeles (2001-02) and Detroit (2003-04), the 6-foot-2, 195-pound guard averaged 8.5 points, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 937 career games.
The Suns' first game under Hunter will be Wednesday in Sacramento against the Kings.