The Phoenix Suns and head coach Alvin Gentry agreed to “mutually” part ways on Friday, they’ve finally named a new interim head coach.  Read more after the jump.

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The Phoenix Suns have named Lindsey Hunter interim head coach on Sunday as they attempt to improve on a 13-28 start to the season.

Hunter was the player development coordinator for the Suns and played 17 seasons in the NBA for the Pistons, Bucks, Lakers, Raptors and Bulls.

Gentry was in the final year of his contract and he and the Suns agreed to mutually part ways as the Suns sit in last place in the Western Conference.  The Suns sinking ship is by no fault of Gentry as he’s been proven otherwise.  Bad rosters and lack of movement by the front office must shoulder majority of the blame.

Gentry spent the past nine seasons with the Phoenix Suns organization and has been the team’s head coach since the last half of the 2009 season. Gentry posted a 158-144 record as head coach and most notably was two games away from leading the Suns to the NBA Finals in 2010 before the team ultimately fell to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference finals.

It is unknown how long Hunter will remain the interim head coach.

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