Alvin Gentry Fired: Twitter Reacts as Phoenix Suns Fire Head Coach

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Alvin Gentry Fired: Twitter Reacts as Phoenix Suns Fire Head Coach
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The Phoenix Suns decided to part ways with head coach Alvin Gentry on Friday, according to Jude LaCava of Fox 10 in Arizona. He originally took the job on an interim basis during the 2008-09 season before taking over full time the next season.

Phoenix currently sits in the Western Conference basement with a 13-28 record, which already puts them well out of the playoff picture. The front office apparently believed Gentry wasn't doing enough to turn the team around and proceeded let him go before the All-Star break.

The move led to an outburst of reactions on social media. Let's take a glance at some of the comments made about the Suns decision and what it could mean moving forward.

Suns forward Channing Frye, who hasn't played this season due to a heart issue, immediately expressed how much Gentry helped him.

Praise of Gentry as an individual was a common theme. Kyndra de St. Aubin of KTAR 620 AM in Phoenix was among those to wish him luck.

Amin Elhassan of ESPN isn't a fan of the move by the Suns. He believes Gentry did all that he could with the talent provided to him.

Bleacher Report's Ethan Strauss holds a similar view of the decision and humorously expressed it on Twitter. It's clear the Suns lack talent, but Phoenix's brass clearly didn't find that to be a good enough reason to keep Gentry.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports provides Suns fans with an idea of who they can expect to control the team following Gentry's departure.

An interesting tidbit is passed along by Andrew Gruman of Fox Sports Wisconsin. Coaches on the hot seat might want to avoid playing the Milwaukee Bucks.

Master Tesfatsion, who covers Arizona State sports for the State Press, doesn't think the Suns had winning on their mind when they made the move.

Carolina Panthers long snapper and Suns fan JJ Jansen is among the countless number of people who don't blame Gentry for the team's struggles.

Finally, Brian Windhorst of ESPN sums up the general consensus among the Twitter universe. Gentry definitely has a lot of supporters on social media.

Twitter users don't make decisions for the Suns, but if their feelings about Gentry are echoed by executives around the NBA, he should land another job before too long.

 

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