MEMPHIS, Tenn. Lance Blanks and Lindsey Hunter were not old friends and were never teammates. It just seems that way. Since Blanks chose Hunter as the Suns interim head coach, the general manager has been far more engaged than in his 21/2 seasons with Alvin Gentry. Blanks and Hunter meet regularly and have blunt conversations like old relatives or friends, even though Blanks first got to know Hunter upon hiring him as a scout 14 months ago with encouragement from their common friend, Detroit Pistons President Joe Dumars...
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