Several hours after GM Steve Kerr walked into Terry Porter’s home, to deliver the news that – after only four months on the job – he was no longer gainfully employed by the Phoenix Suns, Alvin Gentry held his first press conference as the team’s new bench boss.
And ol’ Alvin had a message of hope for the media and Suns fans: We’re going to suddenly transform into the Suns you all once knew and loved.
Terry Porter is out as coach of the Suns. The failed effort to tame the Suns’ offense went out the door with him.
“We are who we are and I think we have to go back to trying to establish a breakneck pace like we’ve had in the past,” Gentry said.
Of course, it’s important to remember that those famous “breakneck” Suns teams had the athletes necessary to make Mike D’Antoni’s dreams of endless fastbreaks a reality. Oh, and it was also a philosophy the team had adopted well before training camp kicked off.
Best of luck to you, Mr. Gentry.