The Warriors on Wednesday announced that Lindsey Hunter is coming on board as an assistant coach on Mark Jackson’s staff. You may remember him from his 17-year career as a serviceable back-up point guard for a host of teams, mostly with the Pistons.
More recently, he was the poor sap in charge of that four-car pileup in Phoenix last season called the Suns. He was promoted to interim head coach (rather controversially) when Alvin Gentry was let go at exactly the midpoint of the season. It was his first stint as a head coach, albeit short-lived. The Suns opted not to retain him for this season and lured Jeff Hornacek from Utah.
So with Hunter now with the Warriors (and on what already was a legendary assistant coaching staff), we thought this would be a wonderful chance to revisit the highlight of Hunter’s brief tenure as Suns head coach. Enjoy:
And in GIF form!
Just the greatest. Can’t wait to see similar reactions from Hunter with Draymond Green this season.
Hunter went 12-29 in his half-year in charge. Yeah, but in his defense: MICHAEL BEASLEY.
[GIF via @cjzero]