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This is not a statement I want to make, but it's the hard truth. With the Steve Nash era done, and not a single championship banner hanging in the US Airways Center, changes need to be made.
Bringing in new players is definitely important, but bringing good players into a broken system will not work. A lot of the points I made in this article come down right on Gentry.
His rotation has been questionable, and his refusal to give some young players chances will end up hurting the Suns.
Phoenix needs to go in a new direction, and as long as Alvin Gentry is the coach, the Suns will never reach their goals. Bottom line is, Gentry is not a very good coach.
Defense is the biggest criticism I have of Gentry, and since "defense wins championships" I tend to think it's more important than just cracking 100 on the scoreboard.
If the Suns are to do a total change, it has to involve their head coach. This is especially true if he continues to not play this new roster correctly, and the Suns continue to get blown out.
With Steve Nash leading the way, it was easy to forget about Gentry's shortcomings in Detroit and L.A., but now is a good time to start remembering them.
Again, I am sure that I am currently in the minority on this among Suns fans and I look forward to debating with you guys in the comments!
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