The NBA has never been a league that’s known for patience, with head coaches often getting fired after little more than one full season on the job. Ex-UCLA basketball star Earl Watson can attest to that.
Phoenix coach Earl Watson has been fired, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 22, 2017
Watson was fired after the Phoenix Suns began 0-3 this season a 48-point home loss to the Portland Trail Blazers to open the season and Saturday’s 130-88 loss at the Los Angeles Clippers. Phoenix also lost 132-130 at home to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, nearly being on the losing end of rookie Lonzo Ball’s first career triple-double.
Watson went 33-85 in parts of three seasons with the Suns, going 9-24 as interim coach in 2015-16 after the team fired Jeff Hornacek. In his only full season with Phoenix he was 24-58.
A four-year starter at UCLA from 1997-2001, Watson averaged 11.2 points and 4.7 assists per game for the Bruins. He was a second-round pick of the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2001 NBA draft, playing 13 seasons in the pros with seven different teams.
The post Former UCLA standout Earl Watson reportedly fired by Phoenix Suns after three games appeared first on Diehards.