June 13, 2024

The Suns have hired Mike Budenholzer as head coach, and none of the assistant coaches who worked under the now-former head coach Frank Vogel will be retained.

The Suns have notified every assistant coach who served under the now-former head coach Frank Vogel that they will not be staying with the team, according to Chris B. Haynes of Bleacher Report.

After a dismal season, the Suns fired Vogel and brought in Budenholzer, who has been named NBA Coach of the Year twice (in 2015 and 2019) and helped the Milwaukee Bucks win the 2021 NBA Championship.

After purchasing the Suns, Matt Ishbia, a business tycoon, made a number of significant deals, the most prominent of which were the acquisitions of Bradley Beal in the offseason and Kevin Durant during the previous season.

Phoenix concluded the regular season in sixth position in the Western Conference with 49 wins and 33 losses. The Minnesota Timberwolves swept the Suns 0–4 in the First Round.

Guard Luguentz Dort of the Oklahoma City Thunder is regarded as one of the NBA’s most physically strong and well-built defenders. Superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes believes he could play in his league as well.

Mahomes, who is thought to be the best player in the current generation of American football players, was there at the Dallas Mavericks vs. Thunder Game 3 on Saturday night. He shared a thought with the game’s broadcasters during the match.

During the show, ESPN pundit Dave Pasch reported that Mahomes turned to face their booth and suggested Lu Dort could be an NFL player. Mahomes reportedly stated that Dort could play running back or linebacker, according to Pasch.

At 6’3 and 215 pounds (190 cm, 97 kg), Dort has the build of a player for this kind of position. Dort and the average NFL running back weigh about the same, but the average NFL running back is usually shorter, at 5’11 (180 cm) tall.

At roughly 6’3″, linebackers are often just as tall as Dort, but they weigh a lot more—almost 240 pounds (109 kg).

According to AZ Central, Dort played association football (soccer) as a child. Dort did not officially play American football in the records; he eventually switched to basketball.

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