NBA coach Earl Watson sacked soon after player tweet

NBA coach Earl Watson sacked soon after player tweet
23 Oct, 2017 by Mike Lynch

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.

NBA coach Earl Watson sacked soon after player tweet

Suns’ star Eric Bledsoe took to Twitter to voice his disgust at his team’s current predicament.

Only one hour after Bledsoe’s tweet reports started emerging that coach Earl Watson had been sacked.

NBA coach Earl Watson sacked soon after player tweet

The natural conclusion that several people are jumping to is that the coach was fired as a result of the player’s tweet.

But you can’t help but feel that there could be more to Bledsoe’s tweet.

Suns in crisis?

BeyondTheGame.TV‘s resident NBA expert Ben Carroll believes coach Watson can consider himself unlucky.

“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.”

“If it was in fact the coach that was actually the cause of the drama then Eric will work to rebuild the relationship with the front office.”
“The second, more likely scenario is he gets traded,” adds Carroll.
“I feel the Nets would be a good option. Jeremy Lin just got injured, they’re the sort of team who could use him.”

by Mike Lynch – contributor

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