Suns add former head coach Bob Hill to Earl Watson’s staff

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns announced that Bob Hill, who has more than 600 games head coaching experience with four different teams, has been added to Earl Watson’s coaching staff as an assistant coach.

"Coach Hill is a creative and innovative teacher of basketball," said Watson, who was appointed as interim head coach on Monday and is the youngest head coach in the NBA. "He brings a wealth of knowledge to our program and will be very beneficial to everyone involved in our basketball family."

Hill, 67, compiled a 310-293 (.514) record over parts of nine seasons as an NBA head coach, most recently leading Seattle in 2005-06 and 2006-07, when Watson was one of his players. Hill also served as head coach for New York (1986-87), Indiana (1990-93) and San Antonio (1994-96), guiding his teams to the playoffs on five occasions. Hill’s best season as a head coach came in 1994-95, when he led the Spurs to a 62-20 record and the Western Conference Finals.