Alvin Gentry: the right coach for Suns

Deficit to Lakers can't obscure what he has done to change the culture in Phoenix

Originally Published: May 21, 2010
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- There was a moment during the Suns-Spurs series when Amare Stoudemire was jawing with officials. Instead of acting like his star player wasn't behaving foolishly, Phoenix coach Alvin Gentry did what any coach who has been tempered by being fired three times would do.

With the help of colorful profanities, he loudly proclaimed that if Stoudemire kept it up he would be sitting on the bench next to the coach.

"I just feel like telling it like it is," Gentry ...

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