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Suns head coach search: Frank Vogel joins Doc Rivers, Nick Nurse among 5 reported finalists

The Phoenix Suns reportedly have five finalists for their vacant head coach position and there is no shortage of diversity among the candidates.

The team is considering former Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers, former Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse, former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, Sacramento Kings assistant coach Jordi Fernandez and Suns assistant coach Kevin Young. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic,

Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports reported earlier Tuesday that Rivers and Nurse were being considered for the Phoenix job, while Nurse is also a candidate for River’s old Sixers job and the Milwaukee Bucks opening.

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That Phoenix group includes three head coaches who have won NBA championships, which isn’t as rare as this coaching cycle, and two coaches with no head coaching experience, plus an in-house option with Young.

The Suns’ job is open after the team surprisingly fired Montee Williams after a rocky season, saw the team deal with injuries and acquire Kevin Durant in exchange for their depth and available draft picks. Any coach he hires will be expected to immediately compete for championships with a win-now roster.

Frank Vogel could go from coaching LeBron James to coaching Kevin Durant with the Suns. (Photo by Jason Miller / Getty Images)

Rivers and Nurse were both fired last month after disappointing playoff exits, while Vogel took a year off after being fired by the Lakers last year.

Fernandez joined the Kings for his final season after six seasons with Michael Malone and the Denver Nuggets, associate head coach under Mike Brown in Sacramento. Young joined Williams’ coaching staff in 2020 and was promoted to associate head coach last year.



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