The Suns have recently been linked to two of the top coaches for their head coaching vacancies over the past couple days as reports have suggested that both Doc Rivers and Nick Nurse are two guys the Suns are keeping an eye on.
“I would not be surprised if the Phoenix Suns interview Doc Rivers for their head coaching vacancy.” 👀👀👀
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) May 19, 2023
Rivers is looked upon as a sleeper for the Suns head coaching vacancies after recently getting fired by the 76ers last week after their tough game 7 loss.
As for Nurse, he’s one of the top coaches that is being interview by all three of the most recent playoff teams according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
“Monty Williams is only a candidate for two of them, Mike Budenholzer is only a candidate for two of them, but Nurse is a candidate in all three places,” he reported on ESPN’s NBA Countdown on Thursday night. “… Among this pack of coaches, I think the one you can be pretty confident with that’s going to get at least one offer in this process is Nurse.”
Nurse recently got relived of his duties from the Raptors and he’s former NBA champion that brings a lot of pedigree. It shouldn’t come as a shock that the Suns are interested in him as well.
The Suns are going to keep their head coaching decision tied to the hip but I fully expect the Suns to make a coaching hire before the NBA draft begins in a month.