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Gentry's job is safe ... for now

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08:11 AM ET 12.11 | Perhaps what's left of this five-game homestand will help what is ailing Phoenix. Things are going badly for [the Suns], but not badly enough for the team to consider making a coaching change. A day after the Suns lost their seventh straight game to fall to 7-15, team owner Robert Sarver told ESPN.com that coach Alvin Gentry's job is safe. "We've got confidence in our coaching staff and we're not considering making changes," Sarver said in a telephone interview Monday. The Suns entered the season with playoff aspirations after an active summer that saw them sign Goran Dragic, Michael Beasley and Luis Scola as free agents. Instead, they're in 14th place in the Western Conference and in the midst of their longest losing streak since February 2004.

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December 11, 2012  08:48 AM ET

Better To Get It In The Front Than In The Back, Bro.

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December 11, 2012  01:01 PM ET
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I say the pieces are not bad. It just depends on the coach. Look at GS. Same type of pieces. Thus just needed a good coach. Not every team is gonna have a Lebron or a Melo. There's not enough to go around so you surround yourself w/ good pieces and hope that a good coach comes around.

PHX and GS don't have the same kinds of pieces. GS ACTUALLY has some young talented guys.

Curry, Thompson, Barnes, D Lee, Landry, Jack - those guys can actually play. None of them are Melo or Lebron, but all of them are better than Dragic, Beasley and Scola.

December 11, 2012  02:22 PM ET

Anyone know how PHX did on that "If you don't like the game, we'll give you your money back" deal last week?

December 11, 2012  02:35 PM ET
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I say the pieces are not bad. It just depends on the coach. Look at GS. Same type of pieces. Thus just needed a good coach. Not every team is gonna have a Lebron or a Melo. There's not enough to go around so you surround yourself w/ good pieces and hope that a good coach comes around.

Dude Gentry is a very good coach. This team has too many mental lapses, the coach can't play on the court.
If Gentry gets fired, it'll be good for him. No one wants to go through this torture of season.

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December 11, 2012  05:35 PM ET

Maybe they can trade for the Clippers' second unit???

December 11, 2012  05:37 PM ET

Gentry is not the problem with that team! Actually he is probably an asset...

 
December 11, 2012  06:54 PM ET

Gentry dresses sharp!!! but man his team sucks!!!

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