Suns Notes: Budenholzer, coaching staff, Ishbia, Eubanks

mike budenholzer Getting the right to work after being officially appointed as sons' New head coach before today. Budenholzer is expected to participate in the draft combine starting Monday in Chicago, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, and he has already begun the process of forming an entirely new coaching staff.

former head coach member Frank Vogel's Employees have been told that they will not be with the team, tweets TNT's Chris Haynes and Bleacher Report.

Budenholzer, a two-time Coach of the Year, had been out of the league since being fired by the Bucks following a disappointing first-round playoff loss last season. He's heading into another high-pressure situation as he will be expected to have instant success from the expensive roster built around Kevin Durant, Devin Booker And bradley beal,

According to an Arizona Sports article, Phoenix appears to be a good situation for Budenholzer as he has been able to succeed without a natural point guard, which checks out with how his teams have performed. Jeff Teague And dennis schroder in atlanta and Eric Bledsoe And junior holiday In milwaukee.

There's more from Phoenix:

  • Gerald Bourguet of PHNX Sports believes Budenholzer will have to prove he can hold his new Big Three accountable in a way Vogel could not. Neither of them is a naturally vocal leader, so Budenholzer may have to take on that role, which Bourguet notes can either unlock the group's full offensive potential or lead to personality clashes. Bourguet also looks at Budenholzer's coaching style and says the Suns are likely to play at a faster pace and take more three-pointers next season.
  • While there were many reasons for making the coaching change, Doug Haller of The Athletic argues that the owner matt ishbia I deserve a large share of the blame for everything that went wrong this season. The Suns have talked about the need to create continuity since acquiring Durant in February 2023, but Ishbia's big move has made that impossible to achieve.
  • backup center drew eubanksAccording to Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic, Joe, who has a $2.65MM player option, has received indications the Suns want to bring him back next season. Eubanks, who averaged 5.1 points and 4.3 rebounds in 75 games, is leaning toward opting out, but said, “When the time comes I'm going to make the best decision for me and my family.” eubanks, Eric Gordon, Josh Okogie And damien lee Everyone has player options and they have a deadline of June 29 to decide whether to use them or not.

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