Who will coach the Phoenix Suns?
Since the firing of Monty Williams, the Phoenix Suns have hosted interviews for their next head coach. Arizona fans have been left in suspense, as the Suns have had a rocky competitive history under the tutelage of many different coaches.
Followers of the sport from all around the United States have chimed in on this race.
If the @suns hire Kevin Young over Nick Nurse
Then I can honestly say they should have kept Mikal and not done the KD trade. @Mishbia15 are you going all in for a title (championship coach) or are you building for the future (unproven first time coach)? pic.twitter.com/ILcVDHAnww
— Gabe Guerrero (@GabeGuerrero03) May 29, 2023
— Aidan LaPorta (@aidanlaporta69) May 28, 2023
Is Nick Nurse the Perfect Coach for The Suns? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/FdteT0bCrz
— 𝘍 𝘐 𝘊 𝘚 (@OwnedByBooker) May 21, 2023
Kevin Young is a real option folks! Has a great relationship with current players, continuity & familiarity with the Suns key members. He's going to have a real shot at this, not just a dark horse candidate. I'm told he's got a lot of support from people within the organization💯
— FLEX From Jersey (@FlexFromJersey) May 28, 2023
I want Kevin Young as the Suns next head coach.
— KDBook unbothered (@SoSaysJ) May 27, 2023
Kevin young being a top candidate for the suns show nothing has changed with this team decision making wise lol. Absolutely unreal how much of a nightmare this coaching search has been.
— Facebook User (@ClydeTheGlide28) May 28, 2023
Of course, there are other options within this race for the head coaching job (see below), but fans do seem torn between the possibilities of Young and Nurse.
Much of the resistance to Kevin Young becoming head coach is that he would be coming into his first season of head coaching in the NBA. He has head coached a pro team in Ireland, an NBA developmental league, and has a role as an assistant head coach with the Philadelphia 76ers.
He is rumored to have strong endorsement for the head coaching job from players such as Devin Booker. According to FanDuel, only 9 rookie head coaches have won a championship in the 77 seasons of the NBA. One of those coaches, interestingly enough, is Nick Nurse.
Nick Nurse, contrarily, has been toted as the best head coach in the history of the Toronto Raptor’s franchise. He led the team to their only NBA championship victory in 2019 (his rookie year) and was named NBA Coach of the Year in 2020.
A nail-biting process for Suns fans, who do you think is the better choice?