3 Days Phoenix Suns
The Suns have received permission from Houston to interview J.B. Bickerstaff for their head coach position, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Bickerstaff has already interview for several other openings and has emerged as one of the hotter candidates in this summer's job market. The Suns also plan to interview Jeff Hornacek, Steve Clifford, Kelvin Sampson and Quin Snyder for the opening.
8 Days Phoenix Suns
The Suns plan to interview Jeff Hornacek, Steve Clifford, Kelvin Sampson and J.B. Bickerstaff as well as Quin Snyder for their head coach position.
The names come as expected, but it's a sign Lindsey Hunter is anything but a lock to return as head coach. New GM Ryan McDonough will want to install his own personnel now that he's in charge, so we'd be surprised if Hunter got to hold onto the gig.
15 Days Phoenix Suns
New Suns GM Ryan McDonough endorsed Goran Dragic as the team's starting point guard.
Dragic frustrated many fantasy owners expecting big things from him this season in Phoenix, but it's a good thing that the new GM has already gone on the record in favor of the starting point guard. "Goran Dragic is a very good, tough point guard, a player I've liked for a while," McDonough said. The new GM also complimented Marcin Gortat, Jared Dudley and Luis Scola.
18 Days Phoenix Suns
Ryan McDonough, formerly an assistant GM with the Celtics, has been hired as GM of the Suns.
With previous reports indicating McDonough was the favorite, we're not very surprised. McDonough will have his work cut out for him in the desert, and radio host John Gambadoro reported that the new general manager is very unlikely to keep current head coach Lindsey Hunter on the sidelines. It's a smart hire by the Suns. McDonough will be officially introduced on Thursday.
18 Days Phoenix Suns
Celtics assistant GM Ryan McDonough has "gained momentum" to become the Suns next general manager, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports.
Berger identifies Bucks assistant GM Jeff Weltman and Spurs executive Scott Layden as other challengers in the ring, but it's been reported previously that it's a fight between McDonough and Weltman for which one gets the job. Whichever candidate is selected will have their work cut out for them.
20 Days Phoenix Suns
The Suns search for a new GM has reportedly been whittled down to two options -- Bucks assistant GM Jeff Weltman and Celtics assistant GM Ryan McDonough.
Weltman was the early favorite for the job but McDonough may have gained ground after interviewing with Suns president Lon Babby and owner Robert Sarver this week. The Suns want a GM who will emphasize "advanced metrics," a welcome change for the team that inked Michael Beasley last summer.
23 Days Phoenix Suns
The Suns have narrowed down their search for a new general manager to three candidates, according to Yahoo! Sports.
The team plans to interview Celtics assistant GM Ryan McDonough, Milwaukee assistant GM Jeff Weltman and San Antonio assistant GM Scott Layden. It's been rumored that Weltman is the favorite for the job, but it sounds like all three have a legitimate chance at the gig. Whichever candidate is selection, he'll have a ton of work to do in the desert.