Phoenix Suns coach Earl Watson has reportedly been dumped only an hour after a controversial tweet sent by one of his star players.
Suns’ horror start
The Suns have had a putrid start to the season, getting thumped in all three of their matches thus far.
Their 42-point loss to the Clippers yesterday has seen the club plunge into crisis.
Suns’ star Eric Bledsoe took to Twitter to voice his disgust at his team’s current predicament.
I Dont wanna be here
— Eric Bledsoe (@EBled2) October 22, 2017
Only one hour after Bledsoe’s tweet reports started emerging that coach Earl Watson had been sacked.
Phoenix coach Earl Watson has been fired, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 22, 2017
The natural conclusion that several people are jumping to is that the coach was fired as a result of the player’s tweet.
LMAO BLEDSOE GOT HIM FIRED
— JustinBenzo (@benz2k_) October 22, 2017
But you can’t help but feel that there could be more to Bledsoe’s tweet.
Suns in crisis?
“Earl Watson was less a source of the dysfunction, more a symptom of phoenix’s plummet into NBA irrelevance.”
“This whole situation shows that the Suns organisation appears to lack rational thinking. They are being reactionary. You shouldn’t fire your coach three games in.”
“Bledsoe’s tweet has more to do than the 42 point loss than any feelings towards the coach.”
“As an outsider it looks like Bledsoe has been suffering there for some time.”
“There are only two options now for him as far as I’m concerned.”