New Suns coach to bring old style back

With Terry Porter on his way out and Amare Stoudemire perhaps right behind him, the Suns are in complete disarray.

Originally Published: February 16, 2009
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

PHOENIX -- Mike D'Antoni was 3,000 miles away. Yet his presence in the room couldn't possibly have been larger.

Ten months after the Suns allowed him to leave for New York and declared they would play slower, smarter, tougher basketball, they made a philosophical U-turn by firing head coach Terry Porter and replacing him with assistant Alvin Gentry; at Monday's news conference, they all but announced to the world that they were going to let the greyhounds run free again.

Gentry ...

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