Jay Triano No Longer In Consideration For Suns Job

Jay Triano, who served as the Suns‘ interim head coach during the 2017/18 season, will not return to the position in a full-time capacity, as first reported by 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro.

Per ESPN’s Chris Haynes, assistant coach Ty Corbin has also been relieved of his duties.

Triano took over as Phoenix’s interim coach three games into the season after Earl Watson was fired. The Suns went 21-58 with Triano at the helm.

Phoenix has been aggressive in the early going, interviewing several candidates for their head coach vacancy. Earlier this week, soon-to-be Hall-of-Famer and former Suns player, Jason Kidd, was eliminated from consideration for the job. The same day, we relayed that Raptors assistant Nick Nurse and Pelicans associate head coach Chris Finch were interviewed for the job.

Since the end of the regular season, along with the aforementioned names, David FizdaleIgor KokoskovFrank VogelVinny Del NegroDavid Blatt, Kevin McHale, and Mike Budenholzer have all either interviewed or been linked to the position.

Keep up with all the latest action on the coaching front by following our 2018 NBA Head Coaching Search Tracker.

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5 thoughts on “Jay Triano No Longer In Consideration For Suns Job

  1. alphakira

    Of all teams to run things like American Idol it shouldn’t be the team with so much dysfunction…

  2. sovietcanuckistanian

    Not giving Triano a look for a full season – to grow the team – may be a mistake.

    • Dodgethis

      Let’s face it, he had the entire last season. 3 games isn’t that much.

      • bowserhound

        The issue wasn’t the coach, it was that roster. No coach could compete with that trainwreck and most likely push by the front office to tank.

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